quitter

[kwit-er]
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Origin of quitter

First recorded in 1605–15; quit1 + -er1
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Historical Examples of quitter

  • "I knew he was a quitter;" the woman's companion was pessimistic.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "A quitter will quit and a bleeder will bleed," said the Kid sententiously.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • It always seemed to me that it took a lot of practice to be a quitter.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The quitter can't survive where the plugger has the ghost of a chance.

  • The patron saint of the successful advertiser hates a quitter.


British Dictionary definitions for quitter

quitter

noun
  1. a person who gives up easily; defeatist, deserter, or shirker
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Word Origin and History for quitter
n.

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

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