See also: leg it

English edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of legitimate.

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ləˈd͡ʒɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun edit

legit (plural legits)

  1. (theater, slang) A legitimate; a legitimate actor. [from 19th c.]
  2. (slang) A legitimate child. [from 20th c.]

Adjective edit

legit (comparative more legit, superlative most legit)

  1. (informal) Legitimate; legal; allowed by the rules; valid. [from 20th c.]
    1. (video games) Not using cheats.
      Did you see how fast that person was moving? I don't think they're legit.
  2. (by extension, of a thing or person) Genuine, actual, literal or honest.
  3. (slang) Genuinely good and possessing all the required or expected qualities; the real deal.
    I checked out her portfolio. She's legit.
  4. (slang) Cool by virtue of being genuine.

Translations edit

Adverb edit

legit (comparative more legit, superlative most legit)

  1. (informal) Legitimately; within the law. [from 20th c.]
  2. (slang) Honestly; truly; seriously.
    He legit thinks he can pass the test on zero sleep.
    That legit scared the hell out of me.

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Verb edit


  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of legō

Verb edit


  1. third-person singular present active indicative of legō

Old Norse edit

Participle edit


  1. strong neuter nominative/accusative singular of leginn

Verb edit


  1. supine of liggja