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a shortened form of the word "legitimate". however, this term is nowhere near the real meaning of "legitimate", since it is commonly used to describe things as cool or extremely awesome.
guy 1: did you go to the party last night?
guy 2: uhmm no
guy 1: oh you missed out. it was legit.
by bridgeyy11 October 13, 2011
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Short for "legitimate". NOT short for "legitimately" which is a totally different word. The difference is roughly the same as between "good" and "well" – in case you cared. An extremely popular yet badly understood filler word.
Melvin: "Bill Murray must be legit the most underrated comedian ever!"
Sparky: "IKR? He could've been literally one of the greatest, though."
by Burt Milhorse Eriksson April 11, 2021
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Real.
Meaning: Not fake or Real(Cool).
a. "I swear this watch is legit ......... O.K fine, you can have it for $15."
b. "That new speaker setup he's got is fully legit and shit."
by Diego August 14, 2003
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1. (adj.) A modern synonym for words such as "cool," "ill," "tight," or "dope." Used to describe a noun that is of a particularly excellent quality. The slang use of this term is slowly but steadily increasing in popularity.

2. (adj.) Authentic. see legitimate.

1. Damn, who made this beat? DJ Premier? This shit is legit!
2. I fucking told you those Bapes weren't legit. There goes $180.
by decaturpolice September 09, 2006
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To run.
1. "Man, I heard tha cops waz coming so I legged it, sorry, I should have waited for you."
by Diego August 14, 2003
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A word hipsters are trying to use to replace "cool" and "awesome." As if hipsters needed help, they sound less intelligent every time they use the word incorrectly in this way.
by Stevenen March 29, 2011
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