from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Real; genuine.
- adv. Really; genuinely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. proper, real, genuine, true to type
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- adj. not fake or counterfeit
German, from Middle High German, from Middle Low German echte; akin to Old High German ēohaft, customary.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German echt ("real"). (Wiktionary)