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

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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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His impressive productivity at a high European level as a teenager bodes well, and his size, interior skills, physicality and developing jumper are legit. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2019 NBA Mock Draft 12.0: Trade Rumors and Final Projections," 20 June 2019 Does Damion Lee have a legit shot to make the team next year? Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "Warriors mailbag: What will the Warriors do this offseason?," 17 June 2019 World Naked Bike Ride 2018 steams up New Orleans streets The World Naked Bike Ride is legit. Doug Maccash, nola.com, "Eye-popping World Naked Bike Ride 2019 raises awareness, June 8," 5 June 2019 After finding a Velour Liquid Lipstick on sale at Burlington, one fan Tweeted Jeffree to ask if the product was legit. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Burlington Releases a Statement After Jeffree Star Accuses Them of Selling Stolen Makeup," 10 Apr. 2019 While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him. CBS News, "LeBron James arrives in L.A. hours before he becomes a free agent," 30 June 2018 This is truly wide open and any of the final four teams has a legit chance at winning the title. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan high school basketball: Breaking down the boys state tournament," 4 Mar. 2018 Both have legit chances to win league championships. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc: College hoop fans, rejoice: Xavier, University of Cincinnati on historic rolls," 6 Feb. 2018 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

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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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