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[lit] /lɪt/
noun
1.

lit4

[lit] /lɪt/
noun, Informal.
1.
literature:
a college course in English lit.
Origin
by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for lits

lit

/lɪt/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of light1
2.
an alternative past tense and past participle of light2
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Word Origin and History for lits

lit

adj.

from past participle of light (v.2). Slang meaning "drunk" is recorded from 1914.

n.

"color, hue, dye," early 12c., from Old Norse litr "color," from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz (cf. Old English wlite "brightness, beauty," Old Frisian wlite "exterior, form," Gothic *wlits "face, form").

colloquial shortening of literature, attested by 1850.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lits

lit 1

noun

Literature: comp lit/ black lit (1850+)


lit 2

adjective

Drunk (1917+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for lits

lit

literature (academic course)

LIT

  1. leukocyte immunization therapy
  2. Little Rock National Airport/Adams Field
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