Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A film, usually about romances, which is popular with females and comparatively unpopular with males.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sentimental motion picture that appeals particularly to women. See flick, n., movie.

Etymologies

From the English slang word chick, "girl", "woman", + English flick, "film", "movie", probably a derivation from "to flicker". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Audrey — his increasingly moody and beautifully pregnant wife — was watching a chick flick with Payne’s fiancé, Emma.

    The Maverick

  • A bag from Montauk Video hangs from a nearby chair, and maybe they’re watching a chick flick because old man Feifer’s chin is on his chest, and Ali and Lisa are transfixed, not taking their eyes off the screen even when they dig into the bowl of popcorn on the couch between them.

    Beach Road

  • In the wake of the Parker Disaster — as she’d taken to calling the jilting — it had beaten sitting at home, watching a chick flick on TV and weeping into a bowl of popcorn.

    Captivated by the Tycoon

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