I've just finished Call of Duty Black Ops II, and there was one word whose meaning I couldn't find even on the Internet.

This is leggit, and it's a verb.

I have a link to a YouTube video with this cutscene:


Watch from 7:20 to 7:50.

So my question is: what does this verb mean?

P.S. I would like you to explain to me the etymology too, If this is not too hard for you, of course...

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    It's an AI generated subtitle. These can be very funny at times for the errors. Mar 25 at 1:52

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That's just a bad spelling transcription of the verb to leg it, which Wiktionary tells us is "slang" that means to run away or flee, or to hurry.

The OED dates it back to the 1500s, however, and does not call it slang at all.

1.a. transitive. to leg it.

1.a.i. ?1587– To travel or move by foot; to walk or (now esp.) run.

You really cannot take computer-generated anything at all seriously. It is not curated text.

  • It's curated and not computer-generated. That's why I started wondering. But thank you for a comprehensive answer.
    – user500689
    Mar 25 at 1:40

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