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[luh-jit] /ləˈdʒɪt/ Informal.
(of a singing voice) trained in a classical or operatic tradition.
having such a singing voice.
being a singer with such a voice.
the legitimate theater or stage.
Origin of legit
1905-10; shortened form Unabridged
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Examples from the web for legit
  • 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.
  • The cost differential suggests that people are trafficking in children, not paying legit expenses.
  • 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.
  • Although the results headings looked legit, clicking on the heading led to a junk site.
  • From posts here, sounds as if their record is mixed, but that they are legit and possibly up and coming.
  • That's the only legit way or ignoring the published ordering.
  • They're totally legit too, didn't fall off the back of some truck.
  • Or maybe it isn't exact because this method is not legit.
British Dictionary definitions for legit


short for legitimate
legitimate or professionally respectable drama
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for legit

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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: jokes about the heroine's harmless male roommate, leather men, etc/becomes part of the leather-bar homosexual underworld/the sex clubs and leather bars of the gay ghetto

  1. The clothing and trappings of overt sadomasochism (1980s+)
  2. A kind of male homosexual behavior, costume, etc, based on exaggerated masculinity as symbolized esp by black-leather-clad motorcycle gangs (1970s+ Homosexuals)
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heavy leather, hell-for-leather

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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