quitter

[ kwit-er ]
/ ˈkwɪt ər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. quito,
  2. quitrent,
  3. quits,
  4. quittance,
  5. quitted trick,
  6. quittor,
  7. quiver,
  8. quiver leg,
  9. quiverful,
  10. quixote

Origin of quitter

First recorded in 1605–15; quit1 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for quitter

quitter

/ (ˈkwɪtə) /

noun

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

quitter

n.

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

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