'The goods.' 'The real deal.' No bullshit.'

This term is often used in, but is not restricted
to, legal endeavors. Because of its Latin origin,
the term's connotation is one of 'seriousness'.

The term mixes identity and credentials with
honesty and ability to get the job done to
create a highly favorable impression.
She walked into the room, forthwith handed
the committee chair her bonafides, a resumé
she had worked on for hours in anticipation
of this moment of expression/impression.
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Legit, thorough, true
yo, am bona fide when it comes to hustlin son!
by Shar August 29, 2004

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When someone is a mad truth speaker. Incapable of telling a lie and trusted by all. When you vouch for someone.
"Nah thats my ace... that niggas bonafide"
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Ta b real or genuine
"dayum girl, tha boi is bonafide"
"tha girl lookin bonafide"
by BoNaFidE_QuEEn November 30, 2004

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1. adj. genuine.

2. adj. (slang) complete.
1. He's a bona fide French chef.

2. You're a bona fide idiot.
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adj. a misspelling of bona fide, Latin for "with good faith".
It's "bona fide", not "bonafide". Sorry.
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A Latin word which means genuine or real.
He was a bonafide hero.
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