- a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.
Origin of quitter
Related Words for quitterdeserter, dropout, goldbrick, wimp, slacker, shirker, goof-off, chicken, goldbricker, piker, ceder
Examples from the Web for quitter
Contemporary Examples of quitter
"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
August 21, 2012
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.
- a person who gives up easily; defeatist, deserter, or shirker
as an insult, 1881, American English, agent noun from quit (v.).