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chick lit

[lit] /lɪt/
noun
1.
literature that appeals especially to women, usually having a romantic or sentimental theme.
Origin
chick (in the sense of ‘woman’) + lit4
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British Dictionary definitions for chick-lit

chick lit

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

any literature that is intended to appeal more to women than men, with a focus on strong or quirky females

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