le·​git | \ li-ˈjit \

Definition of legit


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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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Exactly duplicating source imagery probably isn’t legit. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Epic Games is getting sued for turning rapper 2 Milly’s dance into a Fortnite emote," 5 Dec. 2018 The two haven't confirmed the news themselves, but there are a lot of clues that make the marital reports seem totally legit – including a massive diamond ring and congrats from both of their parents. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Signs That Prove Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are Totally Getting Married," 9 July 2018 Things like this account can’t possibly all be legit: the camera can’t be rolling in the middle of every argument. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "When this Instagram couple has vicious fights, millions of people tune in," 31 Aug. 2018 The last thing any of us need is another app with push notifications, but Sephora's app is legit. Teryn Payne, Glamour, "Sephora Is Making It Even Easier to Get Extra Reward Points and Deals," 9 Aug. 2018 The Instant Pot is normally $79, but it's being offered right now for $58, and for the 6 quart, 8-in-1 programmable multi-cooker, that's a pretty legit savings. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "ALERT! This Instant Pot Is Under $60 For A Limited Time," 30 Oct. 2018 So, how legit is all the fuss surrounding tea tree oil? Krissy Brady, SELF, "What Tea Tree Oil Can and Can’t Do for Your Skin," 4 Oct. 2018 Plus, Facebook seems to think the crypto craze is at least somewhat legit. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook is reversing its ban on cryptocurrency ads," 26 June 2018 That said, LeBron wouldn’t mind having a power forward with legit 3-point range and the ability to put the ball on the floor around. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Lakers players not named LeBron, ranked by their likelihood to remain on team," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of legit

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of legit was in 1907

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