What Does LEGIT Mean in a Text?

LEGIT means "Legitimate." When used online, LEGIT best translates as "for real," "true," or "legal." It is commonly seen in the question "Is this LEGIT?" (i.e., "Is this true?", "Is this for real?", or "Is this legal?").

Another version of LEGIT is LIGIT.

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When I write LEGIT, I mean this:

meaning of LEGIT

LEGIT is a contraction of legitimate.

Summary of Key Points

"True or Legal (from legitimate) (see also LEGIT)" is the most common definition for LEGIT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:True or Legal (from legitimate)
(see also LIGIT)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LEGIT in Sentences

Here are examples of LEGIT being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Is your idea LEGIT?
  • Jordan: Yeah, there's nothing illegal.
  • (Here, LEGIT means "legal.")
  • Tony: Simon is going out with Janice now.
  • Jordan: LEGIT?
  • Tony: Yes, he told me yesterday.
  • (Here, LEGIT means "for real.")
  • Tony: Is that story LEGIT?
  • Jordan: I'm 100% sure it's the truth.
  • (Here, LEGIT means "true.")

An Academic Look at LEGIT

LEGIT is a shortened version of legitimate and is therefore classified as a contraction.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "above board," "genuine," or "true" instead of LEGIT.

Example of LEGIT Used in a Text

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