legit


legit
legit colloquial shortening of LEGITIMATE (Cf. legitimate), 1897, originally in theater, in reference to legitimate drama, that which has literary merit (Shakespeare, etc.).

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  • legit — le‧git [lɪˈdʒɪt] adjective spoken informal 1. legal or official: • If your business is legit, then you have nothing to fear from the taxman. • I borrowed from legit sources so far as I could. 2. go legit to start working in a legal way after… …   Financial and business terms

  • Legit. — Legit.     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     ► Abbreviation in general use, chiefly Ecclesiastical     Legitime, Legitimus ( Legally , legitimate ) The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. New York: Robert Appleton Company …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • legit — [lə jit′] adj. Slang legitimate …   English World dictionary

  • legit — [[t]ləʤɪ̱t[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you describe a person or thing as legit, you mean that they are in accordance with the law or with a particular set of rules and regulations. [INFORMAL] I checked him out, he s legit... What is the… …   English dictionary

  • legit — le|git [lıˈdʒıt] adj [not before noun] spoken informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: legitimate] 1.) legal or allowed by official rules ▪ Don t worry, the deal s strictly legit. 2.) honest and not trying to deceive people ▪ Are you sure he s legit? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • legit — adjective (not before noun) spoken 1 legal or following official rules; legitimate 1 (1): Don t worry, the deal s strictly legit. 2 honest and not trying to deceive people: Are you sure he s legit? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • legit — /ləˈdʒɪt/ (say luh jit) adjective Colloquial 1. legitimate: it s legit for you to attend. 2. to be believed; true: his excuse is legit. {shortened form of legitimate} …   Australian English dictionary

  • legit — [l3 d3it] mod. honest; legal. (From legitimate.) □ If she’s not legit, I won’t work with her. □ Is this deal legit? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • legit — adjective Date: 1908 slang legitimate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • legit — /leuh jit /, Informal. adj. 1. legitimate. 2. (of a singing voice) trained in a classical or operatic tradition. 3. having such a singing voice. 4. being a singer with such a voice. n. 5. the legitimate theater or stage. [1905 10; shortened form] …   Universalium