legit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of legitimate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

legit (plural legits)

  1. (theater, slang) A legitimate; a legitimate actor. [from 19th c.]
  2. (slang) A legitimate child. [from 20th c.]

Adjective[edit]

legit (comparative more legit, superlative most legit)

  1. (informal) Legitimate; legal; allowed by the rules; valid. [from 20th c.]
  2. (by extension, of a thing or person) Genuine, actual, literal or honest.
  3. (slang) Someone or something that is considered to be genuinely good and possesses all the qualities that people say they have; the real deal.
    I checked out her portfolio. She's legit.
  4. (slang) Cool by virtue of being genuine.

Adverb[edit]

legit (comparative more legit, superlative most legit)

  1. Legitimately; within the law. [from 20th c.]
  2. (slang) Honestly; truly; seriously.
    He legit thinks he can pass the test on zero sleep.
    That legit scared the hell out of me.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lēgit

  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of legō

legit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of legō