a descriptive term for someone who is, or appears to be, heavily influenced by literature or the act and habit of reading books in general. prone to embracing an East Coast style, wearing understated yet unique clothing, drinking tea, embracing the introspective nature of winter, and loving Andrew Bird and movies about offbeat human relationships. "lit" is often confused with "hipster" and "indie," but is more of a persuasion than an actual quantifiable stereotype or scene.
I saw Peter dissapear into a free-trade coffee shop looking so dapper in those wingtip shoes and that red sweater. he was carrying a white paperback.. it may have been Franny and Zooey, but it could have been any other Salinger novel. I walked in and told him he looked especially lit today, to which he replied, "does that mean you think I am high?"
by forsythia March 30, 2009
Acronym for "Life Is Tough". Often said to someone if they start complaining.
Can also be stressed by saying LIFT (Life is fucking tough)
Jason: "I'm really tired"

Cat: "Ah well, LIT"
by Riow November 10, 2008
adj. - Educated or well-read. Short for "literate."
Ah cain't talks like a normal people, I ain't lit.
by C. Hazelwood September 19, 2003
Low Income Tendency
That LIT in front of us is driving a shitbox so don't get too close to him.
by MOJORISIN' September 27, 2013
L.I.T. (Lost in Translation): The unintentional act of indirect but direct discommunication
" hey Jaws read the definition of L.I.T." said the innocent bystander. "Woaaa umm what? umm I don't get it" replies Jaws "and that's why we call it L.I.T." concluded the innocent bystander
by JayCee NBD July 05, 2011
abbreviation for LIFEGUARD IN TRAINING.

not to be confused with say, something to do with drugs.
"holy crap, i was looking at my date's interests on facebook, and one of them was LIT. does this mean he's into drugs? crap!"

"no you idiot, lifeguard in training"
by backstagelover:) November 29, 2009
1) An abbreviated version of "legit"

2) An abbreviated version of "littered"

3) Drunk or high

4) Can be used to describe a good looking guy/girl. as in saying they're on fire!
1) "Dude how did you miss that party last night? it was LIT!"

2) "Wow, this place is seriously lit with trannys."

3) "Did I really do that? Shit, i was way too lit last night"

4) "See that guy over there? He's seriously lit..daaaang"
by jlad234 August 25, 2009

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