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chick flick

noun
1.
a movie that appeals especially to women, usually having a romantic or sentimental theme and a female leading character.
Origin
1985-90; chick (in the sense of ‘woman’) + flick2
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British Dictionary definitions for chick flick

chick flick

noun
1.
(informal, derogatory) a film aimed at or appealing to women
Word Origin
C20: from chick (sense 2) + flick²
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Contemporary definitions for chick flick
noun

a movie intended for and marketed to females, with themes, characters, or events more likely to appeal to women than men; also called chick's flick

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Slang definitions & phrases for chick flick

chick movie

noun phrase

A motion picture that appeals to women but not to men: ''Chick movie'' is simply a shorthand term to describe the genre of films that do not feature car chases, explosions, sports, or battle scenes/ starring alongside Meryl Streep in the ultimate ''chick flick'' (1990s+)


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