chick flick

noun

Definition of chick flick

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

Examples of chick flick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Treat Yourself: 5 Ways to Make Your Own Mother's Day Special While Social Distancing," 29 Apr. 2020 With three of his four daughters at home, Wood has grown accustomed to watching chick flicks. Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus house arrest: Carding your kid, sneaking a drive, arguing about the dishes," 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, "It doesn't have to be romantic: Quirky ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Cincinnati," 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, "With Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies, It's Time to Admit That Film and TV Are Converging," 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, "All The Iconic Movie Looks Ariana Grande Recreated in Her "Thank U, Next" Video," 30 Nov. 2018 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days This is the best chick flick for anyone who’s ever loved summer in the city and yearned for a job at a big time magazine. Hannah Pasternak, SELF, "11 Movies on Netflix You Need to Watch Before Summer’s Over," 28 Aug. 2018 As if in a chick flick, a group of school girls arrived and watched. Sheila Weller, Good Housekeeping, "Meet Mr. Romance: Hugh Jackman," 11 July 2013 Indy's location will have a similar design to other locations, with phone-docking stations and TVs playing chick flicks throughout the shop. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Drybar will open in about a week, earlier than expected," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of chick flick

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Chick flick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chick%20flick. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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chick flick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chick flick

informal : a movie that is intended to appeal to women

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