legit

adjective
le·​git | \li-ˈjit \

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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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 Overall, the strengthening benefits of kettlebell work are legit. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "What Exactly Is a Kettlebell Specialist?," 12 June 2018 Even if butt pimples aren’t legit pimples, your fave acne products can still help. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "5 Things You Need to Know About Butt Pimples," 19 Jan. 2018 Just be sure call ahead for bookings, as some reporting may have become outdated—the inspiration, though, is still completely legit. Fortune, "14 Perfect Date Night Ideas in Cities Around the World," 13 Feb. 2018 Brandless's Precision Slant Tweezers are truly legit — actually sharp, and even coming in a protective pouch. Marci Robin, Allure, "Brandless Just Added More Than a Dozen New $3 Products to Its Beauty Line," 19 June 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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