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[kwit-er] /ˈkwɪt ər/
a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.
Origin of quitter
1605-15; quit1 + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for quitter
  • 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.
  • Any weight gain over and above that is due to behavioral changes on the part of the quitter.
British Dictionary definitions for quitter


a person who gives up easily; defeatist, deserter, or shirker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for quitter

as an insult, 1881, American English, agent noun from quit (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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