a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.
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How to use quitter in a sentence
We’ve been told our entire life that quitting is bad, that quitters never win and that quitters develop the habit of quitting.
The largest increase in the number of quitters happened in Georgia, with 35,000 more people leaving their jobs.The geography of the Great Resignation: First-time data shows where Americans are quitting the most | Alyssa Fowers, Eli Rosenberg | October 22, 2021 | Washington Post
"The good people of Missouri nominated me, and I'm not a quitter," Akin told Huckabee.Abortion Opponents and Many Democrats Want Todd Akin to Stay in Senate Race | Patricia Murphy | August 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Tyler issued a statement branding Clarke as a “weak-kneed quitter,” and repudiating him entirely.The Modern Ku Klux Klan | Henry Peck Fry
But a girl who allows herself to take this attitude is a "quitter," and doesn't know the first principles of playing the game.A Girl's Student Days and After | Jeannette Marks
quitter, kwit′ėr, n. a fistulous sore on the quarters or the heel of the coronet of a horse's hoof.
And yet, if he wasn't a quitter, what was the matter with him?Rough-Hewn | Dorothy Canfield
"I knew youse couldn't be a quitter and John Beaudry's son," he continued.The Sheriff's Son | William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for quitter
a person who gives up easily; defeatist, deserter, or shirker
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