legit

adjective
le·​git | \ li-ˈjit How to pronounce legit (audio) \

Definition of legit

slang

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Examples of legit in a Sentence

What she's doing is perfectly legit. All I want is a legit chance to succeed.

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Well, if $655 is in your beauty budget, yes, this stuff is legit. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "La Prairie's New $655 Cream Contains Ingredients From the Stars," 28 Feb. 2019 But unlike marketing speak meant to confuse you and sell you the latest and greatest product, functional training actually refers to a legit type of training. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Here's What Functional Training Is and Why It's Important," 7 Mar. 2019 Lockett is becoming so important to the offense in his receiving role that the Seahawks may want to have some other legit return options to give him some breaks. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Michael Dickson the answer at punter, but Seahawks still facing a question mark at kicker heading into 2019," 20 Feb. 2019 But if legit money is being offered, trouble loses a good deal of appeal—not to mention the millions saved in enforcement costs. Jason Gay, WSJ, "The End of the NCAA Illusion," 18 Oct. 2018 Sometime while the launch window is open, the Electron will lift off from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula, carrying these legit paying customers. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "It's Business Time for Rocket Lab, Launcher of Small Satellites," 22 June 2018 So much coming out of the fashion industry today is wrapped in twenty different layers of irony: who can make the dumbest-looking sneaker legitimately cool, or make the logo of a shipping brand a legit fashion item first? Cam Wolf, GQ, "Kanye and Virgil Abloh Hugging After the Louis Vuitton Show Makes Us Feel Again," 21 June 2018 Grenier was a fringe first-rounder out of HS, a legit shortstop, and makes plenty of hard contact. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles agree to terms with first-round pick Grayson Rodriguez," 9 June 2018 The image delivered a stirring visual of Pan Am’s idea, and also convinced more than a few Americans that the airline’s moonshot was legit. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "When Pan Am Promised To Fly Us To the Moon," 28 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of legit

1907, in the meaning defined above

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