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


the legitimate theater or stage.

Origin of legit

First recorded in 1905–10; shortened form
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short for legitimate


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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