chick flick

noun

informal + sometimes disparaging
: a motion picture intended to appeal especially to women

Examples of chick flick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chick flick is best enjoyed over chocolate, a robust rosé, a face mask, and your fellow Ledger buffs. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 11 Jan. 2023 At the next theater over, an alternative for guys who’ve been dragged to see a chick flick. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 By the time the Pussycats arrive at their makeover scene—no 2001 chick flick would be complete without such a montage—the colors have already cycled through orange to blue. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2021 Once the kids are in bed make sure your partner knows it’s still the mom show, and enjoy unlimited chick flicks all night. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Apr. 2020 With three of his four daughters at home, Wood has grown accustomed to watching chick flicks. Anchorage Daily News, 12 Apr. 2020 Cincinnati Enquirer Not everyone on Valentine's Day plans date night, buys flowers for their significant other, attends romantic events or goes to the movies to watch the latest chick flick. Segann March, Cincinnati.com, 13 Feb. 2020 Whether because Lynch is in class by himself or because Big Little Lies was originally understood as the premium-cable equivalent of a chick flick, no one is trying to claim the latter show as cinema. Judy Berman, Time, 6 June 2019 In just five minutes and thirty seconds, Grande delivered a wild ride of chick flick heaven—recreating some of the greatest early aughts movie scenes and surprising us with the most epic Kris Jenner cameo of all time (as Regina George's mom). Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chick flick was in 1988

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“Chick flick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chick%20flick. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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