But the aforementioned “uptight” chick would have a hard time making a case for sexual assault under these specific circumstances.
GUYS SAY: "It makes my blood curdle to think about some chick writing about me on a blog."
“Given that my book was about a wedding, it was going to be a struggle to distance it from the chick lit category,” she said.
mid-14c., shortening of chicken (n.), extended to human offspring (often in alliterative pairing chick and child) and thence used as a term of endearment. As slang for "young woman" it is first recorded 1927 (in "Elmer Gantry"), supposedly from U.S. black slang. In British use in this sense by c.1940; popularized by Beatniks late 1950s. Chicken in this sense is from 1711. Sometimes c.1600-1900 chicken was taken as a plural, chick as a singular (cf. child/children) for the domestic fowl.