Today is dedicated to clearing up some confusion about word usage.
Word:: Legitimate Slang:: Legit
1 a : lawfully begotten; specifically : born in wedlock b : having full filial rights and obligations by birth
2 : being exactly as purposed : neither spurious nor false
3 a : accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements b : ruling by or based on the strict principle of hereditary right
4 : conforming to recognized principles or accepted rules and standards
5 : relating to plays acted by professional actors but not including revues, burlesque, or some forms of musical comedy
Ex.:: The child was his legitimate heir.
She had a legit[imate] reason.
Snide Remark:: Most everyone I know missuses this word. Especially my cousin. She replaces all other adjectives with this one. I hate it.