While both Weiner and Harbison focus on friends, they still follow the formula that every chick lit book must include a romance.
But the aforementioned “uptight” chick would have a hard time making a case for sexual assault under these specific circumstances.
“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.
Ernst responded by accusing Braley of sexism because his ad, which featured a baby bird not making a peep, had a “chick” in it.
In chick Lit, women escape their failed romances and other troubles by traveling to exotic, beautiful places.
In the chick they arise (Marshall) on the seventh day of incubation.
There I learned the plain truth that the chick must raise its head to swallow.
"Mr. Gottlieb is the grocer from whom the Joneses bought their supplies," said chick, who had advanced to Nick's side.
I hain't got a child or a chick in the world, an' I'll take care of that boy.
chick stepped forward, and brushed the last of the earth from the face with his handkerchief.
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.