a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.

1605–15; quit1 + -er1

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quitter (ˈkwɪtə)
a person who gives up easily; defeatist, deserter, or shirker

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quitter definition

  1. n.
    someone who gives up easily. : Don't be a quitter. Get in there and finish the job.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
The quieter our sun is the quitter the solar wind becomes and the more cosmic
  rays reaches us.
So, that's a loser and quitter backing up talk of a negative environment.
Marcus is a perfectionist and he doesn't want to fail or be seen as a quitter.
He wasn't by nature a quitter, but the despair had finally gotten to him.
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