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  • n. Literature perceived to appeal to, or be marketed at, young women, typically concerning romantic dilemmas.


From the English slang word chick, "girl", "woman", + lit as an abbreviation for the English word literature. (Wiktionary)


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  • "n. A literary genre that features books written by women and focusing on young, quirky, female protagonists. Also: chick-lit." --Word Spy

    March 22, 2010