Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Legitimate.

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  • adjective informal legitimate; legal; allowed by the rules
  • adjective slang, US cool (considered to be the real deal)

Etymologies

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Clipping of legitimate.

Examples

  • But part fo ebing in legit conference is playing a team every week who might be able to beat you n a good day.

    Matthew Yglesias » Nick Saban is History’s Greatest Monster

  • I agree, and Hillary does not have a chance to win legit, so she should quit!

    Carter: Democrats will have a nominee soon

  • He is not shy about declaring the calls legit or bogus but the most interesting part of his analysis entails giving reasons why a foul was or was not called.

    Paula Duffy: Tim Donaghy Explains NBA Finals Foul Calls for Fun and Profit

  • The only losers here are us b/c we chose against Hillary months ago (popular vote in legit states) and now we're going to get McCain no matter who the Dem is because the Clintons have soiled both themselves and Obama beyond salvage.

    Poll shows Clinton has better shot of beating McCain

  • The one downside to the Sandman going legit is the whole “captured by the government and studied/forced to become a weapon of mass destruction thing”.

    Matthew Yglesias » Getting To “Yes”

  • This wildcat turned legit is one of the ones on my wish list for years.

    The .338 Federal: A rare moment of sanity, cartridge-wise

  • Once a tune is classified as legit, it is deleted from the uploader's computer or synced devices.

    Ars Technica

  • Windows validation has been known to mislabel legit copies of software as pirated, which even if rare, is a pain that nobody wants to deal with.

    Gizmodo

  • Windows validation has been known to mislabel legit copies of software as pirated, which even if rare, is a pain that nobody wants to deal with.

    Gizmodo

  • Two electronic forsenic experts discovered the "birth certificate" posted online-that Fact Check calls "legit" -- was discovered to be a FAKE-and that his half sister Maya's name is seen in an artifact under his name, among other evidence so it has been exposed as a fraudulent image.

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  • legit word

    September 28, 2011

  • too legit to quit

    September 28, 2011

  • I legit use legit in like legit every other sentence

    September 28, 2011

  • I freakin hate this word... It's on my hate list.

    November 18, 2011