Definition of quits
: being on even terms by repayment or requital
Recent Examples of quits from the Web
Mighty Mouse is Here!. A new breed of mouse–for transhumanists, the ubermaus–is capable of running five to six kilometers at a speed of 20 meters per minute on a treadmill for as long as six hours before having to call it quits.
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Origin and Etymology of quits
Middle English, quit, probably from Medieval Latin quittus, alteration of Latin quietus at rest
First Known Use: 1663See Words from the same year
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Definition of quits for English Language Learners
: having nothing owed by either side
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