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legit

[luh-jit] /ləˈdʒɪt/ Informal.
adjective
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.
noun
5.
the legitimate theater or stage.
Origin of legit
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; shortened form
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legit

/lɪˈdʒɪt/
adjective
1.
short for legitimate
noun
2.
legitimate or professionally respectable drama
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Word Origin and History for legit

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

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legit

adjective

  1. Legitimate; kosher: She's a legit farmer/by legit, or honest, people (1931+)
  2. Having to do with or being of the legitimate theater: specialists in legit reviewing (1923+)

noun

The legitimate theater, or one such theater (1897+)

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