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Today's Word "Druther"

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druther \DREH-dhehr\ (noun) - (Slang) Choice, option.

"When it comes to alternatives to his fast food job, hish school dropout Danny had very few druthers."

 

This word is a gift from the US South to the English-speaking world. It was clipped from the phrase "(I)'d rather" in a dialect of the southeastern United States, where "rather" is pronounced [redher] instead of [radher].

 

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