[luh-jit] Informal.

1905–10; shortened form

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legit (lɪˈdʒɪt)
1.  short for legitimate
2.  legitimate or professionally respectable drama

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Word Origin & History

colloquial shortening of legitimate, 1897, originally in theater, in reference to legitimate drama, that which has literary merit (Shakespeare, etc.).
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Slang Dictionary

legit definition

  1. mod.
    honest; legal. (From legitimate.) : If she's not legit, I won't work with her.
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Example sentences
In examining global warming, legit science does what it always does: examine
  all possible other explanations.
Hopefully this not the case and they deserve a legit shot.
But the state should be limited to taxing for its legit purpose, which is the
  protection of life, liberty and property.
Of course, they're legit, and they're all over the place.
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