Thursday, October 6, 2011


Druthers \DRUTH-erz\ , noun;
1. One's own way, choice, or preference

I love this word! If I had my druthers, I'd figure out a way of sticking this into my speech every day...

It's first attested in 1895, though a word like this is likely much older in spoken language. It's a jocular formation based on I'd ruther, which is an American English dialectal form of I'd rather.

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Tbursday, October 6
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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