legit

[ luh-jit ]
/ ləˈdʒɪt /
Informal.

adjective

(of a singing voice) trained in a classical or operatic tradition.
having such a singing voice.
being a singer with such a voice.

noun

the legitimate theater or stage.

Nearby words

  1. legislator,
  2. legislatorial,
  3. legislatrix,
  4. legislature,
  5. legist,
  6. legitim,
  7. legitimacy,
  8. legitimate,
  9. legitimate government,
  10. legitimation

Origin of legit

First recorded in 1905–10; shortened form

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British Dictionary definitions for legit

legit

/ (lɪˈdʒɪt) slang /

adjective

short for legitimate

noun

legitimate or professionally respectable drama
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Word Origin and History for legit

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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