Definition of legit in English:

legit

adjective

informal
  • 1Legal; conforming to the rules.

    ‘is this car legit?’
    • ‘The promoters spent over $20,000 on this show and did everything they had to to make it legit.’
    • ‘None of the letters to the legit media had even been publicly discovered or acknowledged.’
    • ‘They have a web site, so they must be legit, right?’
    • ‘One of the favorites was sending millions of phishing e-mails - messages that appeared to be from legit companies such as Yahoo!’
    • ‘Bled by lawsuits and unable to cobble together an agreement with the recording industry to make the service legit, the company finally called it quits.’
    • ‘That assures donors their funds go to legit groups.’
    • ‘That doesn't seem to support the idea that ‘vague’ patents are legit.’
    • ‘On the other hand, illegitimate pyramid schemes can resemble legit sales operations.’
    • ‘They're using those words and definitions to look legit.’
    • ‘Isabella had forced Lucio to promise that all of the jobs he did for their grandfather were legit and legal before she allowed him to do them.’
    • ‘Oh yeah, Gary Busey is involved, so you know it's legit.’
    • ‘‘You put your feet down and you can stop even faster than a car,’ says Bob, who hopes one day to open a legit street luge course on a ski hill.’
    • ‘And now investigators have to figure out whose claims are legit and who is scamming the system.’
    • ‘‘It isn't going to turn someone into an athlete, but it's a legit way to keep fit,’ says Agoglia.’
    • ‘They lost 15,000 yuan before resorting to the more expensive, legit hospital.’
    • ‘Anyway, this tool seems to be legit from what I can tell.’
    • ‘The suitcases were full of pirated games, which at $7 a pop are $45 cheaper than most games on the legit market.’
    • ‘This is done as a money laundering scheme to put illicit dollars back into the legit art market.’
    • ‘Then why won't they approve a legit audit of the US gold reserves?’
    • ‘Now, just because she gave Cunningham large campaign contributions in the past doesn't mean the comps she assembled weren't legit.’
    legal, lawful, licit, legalized, authorized, permitted, permissible, allowable, allowed, admissible, recognized, sanctioned, approved, licensed, statutory, constitutional, within the law, going by the rules, above board, valid, honest, upright
    rightful, lawful, genuine, authentic, real, true, proper, correct, authorized, sanctioned, warranted, acknowledged, recognized, approved, just
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    1. 1.1(of a person) not engaging in illegal activity or attempting to deceive; honest.
      ‘to see if he's legit, I call up the business’
      • ‘The focus there will be on opt-in lists, and whether they're legit.’
      • ‘Judging by the call, this guy was asking the questions, so he's relatively legit.’
      • ‘I also called the woman and asked her some basic questions until I was satisfied that she was legit.’
      • ‘If the name doesn't surface, the honor system prevails; the voter simply swears in an affidavit that he or she is legit.’
      • ‘And, naturally, you should never give confidential information to anyone unless you are absolutely certain that they are legit.’
      • ‘Mark Buehrle is legit, and Todd Ritchie might be, too.’
      • ‘Last year I wrote this post, where I expressed doubt that the people who claim to have taught apes sign language are legit.’
      • ‘I don't know if you have ever started an online company, but it is incredibly hard these days to collect money online - even if you are totally legit.’
      • ‘It seems like Savage is really desperate to return to the big time in pro wrestling, but why would he spend so much money to produce this record if he wasn't legit?’
      • ‘I really want to believe that she's legit, but I'm feeling kind of wary now.’
      • ‘I guess it can best be said that Harry Wills was legit.’

Origin

Early 20th century: abbreviation of legitimate.

Pronunciation:

legit

/liˈjit/