Definition of druther in English:

druther

noun

usually one's druthers
North American
informal
  • One's preference in a matter.

    ‘if I had my druthers, I would prefer to be a writer’
    • ‘He knows he's not necessarily the one Steve would have cast if he had his druthers.’
    • ‘Actually, if I had my druthers, I'd totally legalise drugs.’
    • ‘Given my druthers, I'd choose being female any day over the alternative.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, I'd tell the whole world about your dirty little secret.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, the whole service would still be in Latin.’
    • ‘We have two small dogs that, if they had their druthers, would dance, sing, and be merry up to their ears in kitty litter (and the gross sundries found therein).’
    • ‘I'll take ‘Message In a Bottle’ or ‘Stand or Fall,’ given my druthers.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, I'd go back in time to Baltimore and take that stupid flag down myself.’
    • ‘You have to be flexible, but if you had your druthers which would you choose?’
    • ‘As a purist in his own right, Sparky has his own thoughts on what pool would encompass if he had his druthers.’
    • ‘Something really, really bad happened to me, something that changed my life in ways that, if I had my druthers, it would never have been changed at all.’
    • ‘Given my druthers I'd re-edit episode 1, for that matter, but that won't happen.’
    • ‘So while I respect the fact that journalists have a job to do, if I had my druthers, it wouldn't involve me.’
    • ‘If Hirsh has his druthers, he'll shoot another five seasons of Naked Josh and buy a shack here.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers, that is how we would have gone about fighting the war.’
    • ‘If I had my druthers children would learn cross country ski skills before alpine.’
    • ‘But every traveler has different priorities, and my druthers may not be yours.’
    • ‘As for the future, if Guru had his druthers, aside from making music, he'd like to start making films and expand on the culture.’
    • ‘He once told me that he would not necessarily have been a sovereign prince of Monaco had he had his druthers.’
    • ‘As the story goes, if Harvey Weinstein had his druthers, there would have been at least one more.’
    favourite, first choice, top of the list, choice, selection, pick
    View synonyms

adverb

North American
informal
  • Rather; by preference.

Origin

Late 19th century: from a US regional pronunciation of I'd rather, contraction of would rather.

Pronunciation

druther

/ˈdrʌðə/