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legit

[luh-jit]Informal.
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adjective
  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.
noun
  1. the legitimate theater or stage.

Origin of legit

First recorded in 1905–10; shortened form
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legit

adjective
  1. short for legitimate
noun
  1. 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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