Druthers are things you have the right or chance to do. When you have your druthers, you can do what you want.

This word always appears in the plural form and usually in a phrase like “If I had my druthers...” It refers to a preference, wish, or desire. If you had your druthers, maybe you would sleep till 11 every day. If you had your druthers, maybe you would live in Australia. This word evolved from a pronunciation of “I’d rather, which should help you remember the meaning. Your druthers are the things you’d rather do.

Definitions of druthers
  1. noun
    the right or chance to choose
    “given my druthers, I'd eat cake”
    synonyms: preference
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    the particular preference that you have
    type of:
    alternative, choice, option
    one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
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