Definition of legit in English:


Syllabification: le·git
Pronunciation: /liˈjit


  • 1Legal; conforming to the rules: is this car legit?
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    • This is done as a money laundering scheme to put illicit dollars back into the legit art market.
    • None of the letters to the legit media had even been publicly discovered or acknowledged.
    • On the other hand, illegitimate pyramid schemes can resemble legit sales operations.
  • 1.1(Of a person) not engaging in illegal activity or attempting to deceive; honest: to see if he’s legit, I call up the business
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    • I don't know if you have ever started an online company, but it is incredibly hard these days to collect money online - even if you are totally legit.
    • It seems like Savage is really desperate to return to the big time in pro wrestling, but why would he spend so much money to produce this record if he wasn't legit?
    • The focus there will be on opt-in lists, and whether they're legit.


go legit

Begin to behave honestly after a period of illegal activity.
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  • His desire, now that his life is ending, is to attempt to leave the mafia business and go legit.
  • But the sites are not yet comprehensive or cheap enough to persuade users to go legit.
  • Now he's ready to go legit and take his antics to Foufs where he intends to prove he's not your average MC.


early 20th century: abbreviation of legitimate.

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