1. very well, healthy, usu. in response to the query ‘How are you?’.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Checkers 56: You don’t look very fit.|
2. (later 20C+ use is chiefly UK black) good-looking, attractive.
|Post to Finish I 26: Blame me, I do know whether they’re turned out all right when I see ’em, and mean my girl to look as fit as any of ’em.|
|Manhattan Transfer 220: ‘She was like a wild rose [...] fresh and pink and full of the Irish and now she’s a rather stumpy businesslike looking little woman.’ ‘And you’re as fit as ever you were.’.|
|Yardie 79: Dat girl yah fit, you know.|
|(con. 1979–80) Brixton Rock (2004) 27: Brenton had lost count of the number of fit girls who phoned his hostel-mate.|
|S.F. University High School Update Mar.–Apr. 2: fit – attractive or beautiful.‘Sweet, Tight and Hella Stupid’ in|
|Viva La Madness 35: Fit girls in their sky-blue and white CBB uniforms.|
|Crongton Knights 19: ‘You always go on too hungry around fit girls’.|
(UK black) very attractive.
|Dirty South 21: We could be driving convertibles [...] riding with fit-batty chicks.|
SE in slang uses
(N.Z.) extremely healthy.
|Gunner Inglorious (1974) 19: Grimy as a sweep, greasy as a butcher’s pup manhandling ammunition, but oh I feel fine, fit as a buck rat.|
|Pagan Game (1969) 172: Fit as a buck rat.|
|Salamander and the Fire 6: Anyway it was a time when the chaps were so randy – death and the desert had something to do with it. I expect, and being young and fit as buck rats [DNZE].|
|N.Z. Herald 14 July 🌐 We are expecting their secret weapon to be assistant Kiwi coach Graeme Norton who is still as fit as a buck rat.|
(Aus.) extremely healthy.
|Great Adventure (1988) 20 Mar. 260: I will be out of bed in a day or two now and am feeling fit as a fiddle.letter in Phillips, Boyack & Malone|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
|DSUE (8th edn).|
|Kentucky Post 7 June [headline] Injured champion musician hopes he is fit as a fiddler.|
|CNN.com 1 Aug. 🌐 [headline] Fit as a fiddler.|
(Aus./N.Z.) very healthy.
|Bunch of Ratbags 223: Anyone would reckon he’d be fit as a trout. Fancy getting bloody T.B. at his age.|
|Kiwi-Yankee Dict. 40: ‘Old Sam is as fit as a trout, he walked five miles yesterday just to sink a few with me.’ Old Sam is in good shape.|
|Correct List of the Sporting Ladies [broadsheet] She has lately been in the pickling tub, but now is as sound as a trout.|