chick lit



literature that appeals especially to women, usually having a romantic or sentimental theme.

Origin of chick lit

chick (in the sense of ‘woman’) + lit4 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chick lit

Contemporary Examples of chick lit

  • A Desirable Residenceby Madeleine Wickham Chick-lit soap?

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    This Week's Hot Reads

    The Daily Beast

    June 30, 2010

  • With its whiff of chick-lit, but smarter, it also offers a savvy blend of commercial appeal and literary flair.

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    Chick Lit for the Smart Set

    Caryn James

    May 28, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for chick lit

chick lit


  1. a genre of fiction concentrating on young working women and their emotional lives
  2. (as modifier)chick-lit romances
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