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[ lit ]
/ lɪt /
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verb
a simple past tense and past participle of light1.
adjective
Slang. under the influence of liquor or narcotics; intoxicated (usually followed by up).
Slang. amazing; awesome; cool (used as a general term of approval): Today's rally was really lit!
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Origin of lit

1
First recorded in 1895–1900 in the sense “intoxicated”

Other definitions for lit (2 of 6)

lit2
[ lit ]
/ lɪt /

verb
a simple past tense and past participle of light3.

Other definitions for lit (3 of 6)

lit3
[ lit ]
/ lɪt /

noun Informal.
literature: a college course in English lit.

Origin of lit

3
First recorded in 1850–55; by shortening

Other definitions for lit (4 of 6)

lit4
[ lit ]
/ lɪt /

noun

Other definitions for lit (5 of 6)

lit.

abbreviation
liter; liters.
literal.
literally.
literary.
literature.

Other definitions for lit (6 of 6)

Lit.

abbreviation
(in Italy) lira; lire.
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British Dictionary definitions for lit (1 of 2)

lit
/ (lɪt) /

verb
a past tense and past participle of light 1
an alternative past tense and past participle of light 2

British Dictionary definitions for lit (2 of 2)

lit.

abbreviation for
literal(ly)
literary
literature
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