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If you write chick lit, and if you're a New Yorker, and if your book becomes the topic of pop-culture fascination, the paper might make dismissive and ignorant mention of your book. If you write romance, forget about it. You'll be lucky if they spell your name right on the bestseller list.
Jennifer Weiner

Meaning of "chick lit" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHICK LIT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICK LIT

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Chick lit is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHICK LIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chick lit

Chick lit is genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly. The genre became popular in the late 1990s, with chick lit titles topping bestseller lists and the creation of imprints devoted entirely to chick lit. Although it sometimes includes romantic elements, chick lit is generally not considered a direct subcategory of the romance novel genre, because the heroine's relationship with her family or friends is often just as important as her romantic relationships.

Definition of chick lit in the English dictionary

The definition of chick lit in the dictionary is a genre of fiction concentrating on young working women and their emotional lives.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICK LIT

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chick flick
chickabiddies
chickabiddy
chickadee
chickaree
Chickasaw
chickee
chicken
chicken breast
chicken drumstick
chicken feed
chicken fillet
chicken liver
chicken louse
chicken nuggets
chicken out
chicken run
chicken wire
chicken-breasted

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICK LIT

alit
backlit
banana split
candlelit
clit
Dalit
flit
greenlit
lad lit
lickety-split
lit
moonlit
relit
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starlit
sunlit
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unlit
whatchamacallit

Synonyms and antonyms of chick lit in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chick lit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICK LIT

Find out the translation of chick lit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chick lit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chick lit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女性文学
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chick lit
570 millions of speakers

English

chick lit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़की लिट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

فرخ مضاءة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цыпленок горит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chick lit
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুক্কুট মাতাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chick Lit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anak ayam menyala
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chick lit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひよこ点灯
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

병아리 점등
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cah ayu sing surem
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

gà thắp sáng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லிட்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिनी झाड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Piliç yanar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chick lit
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

laska świeci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

курча горить
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pui aprins
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

chick lit
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

chick lit
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

chick lit
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

chick lit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chick lit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICK LIT»

The term «chick lit» is regularly used and occupies the 64.854 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICK LIT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chick lit

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3 QUOTES WITH «CHICK LIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chick lit.
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Tana French
The thing about being a mystery writer, what marks a mystery writer out from a chick lit author or historical fiction writer, is that you always find a mystery in every situation.
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Kathryn Minshew
Much-derided chick lit, chick flicks, and chick magazines have left ambitious women in a bind. Why is it that I, a young woman, can read 'GQ,' enjoy 'Fight Club,' and subscribe to 'Thrillist,' while the idea of a guy doing the same with 'Glamour,' '27 Dresses' and 'Daily Candy' is nearly unheard of?
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Jennifer Weiner
If you write chick lit, and if you're a New Yorker, and if your book becomes the topic of pop-culture fascination, the paper might make dismissive and ignorant mention of your book. If you write romance, forget about it. You'll be lucky if they spell your name right on the bestseller list.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICK LIT»

Discover the use of chick lit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chick lit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chick Lit: The New Woman's Fiction
First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Suzanne Ferriss, Mallory Young, 2013
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Chick Lit and Postfeminism
Stephanie Harzewski examines such best sellers as Bridget Jones’s Diary The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City as urban appropriations of and departures from the narrative traditions of the novel of manners, the popular romance, and ...
Stephanie Harzewski, 2011
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See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit
A guide to writing chick lit novels, including developing an idea, making the characters likeable, learning the basics of plotting, pacing, and conflict, and finding an agent.
Sarah Mlynowski, Farrin Jacobs, 2006
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Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit
Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit examines the way in which the popular women’s fiction genre of the late 1990s, known as chick lit, responds to women’s advice manuals such as women’s magazines, self-help books, ...
Caroline J. Smith, 2007
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This Is Chick-lit
The genre of fiction known as ""chick-lit"" has been a lightning rod for debate in the world of literature, raising questions such as Is chick-lit really literature or just harmless fluff?
Lauren Baratz-Logsted, 2013
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Bridget Jones's Diary
The #1 national bestseller by Helen Fielding, author of the new novel Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (October 2013) Bridget Jones's Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something ...
Helen Fielding, 1999
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Chick Lit: The Stylistics of Cappuccino Fiction
In recent times, Chick Lit has risen to a certain level of prominence. This is the first book length study that looks into the distinctive features of this much-discussed genre.
Rocío Montoro, 2012
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Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel
Based on years of teaching about commercial women's fiction, this definitive guide provides invaluable tips and step-by-step methods for writing and selling a successful Chick Lit novel.
Cathy Yardley, 2013
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Death and the Lit Chick
As the wildly successful darling of the publishing industry, chick lit mystery writer Kimberlee Kalder is the guest of honor at an exclusive writers' conference at Dalmorton Castle in Scotland.
G. M. Malliet, 2010
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This Is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America's Best ...
This Is Not Chick Lit is a celebration of America’s most dynamic literary voices, as well as a much needed reminder that, for every stock protagonist with a designer handbag and three boyfriends, there is a woman writer pushing the ...
Elizabeth Merrick, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICK LIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chick lit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Libraries in Dallastown, Red Lion and eastern York County from July …
Chick Lit Book Club: 1 to 3 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. This new book club's focus is on women's experiences by contemporary ... «York Daily Record/Sunday News, Jul 15»
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Baby floats half-mile out to sea while parents sunbathe
Bethany Ramos is an editor, blogger, and chick lit author. Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications. View Profile. «SheKnows.com, Jul 15»
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The definitive Radio Noon summer reading list
From Allie in Hudson: "I have a similar problem in not having time to read as much since having kids, so I started reading chick lit and YA fiction. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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CHICK LIT
A new book from Jewell is always a treat and this latest is another winner. Beautiful writing, believable characters, a pacy narrative and dark ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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From rabbits at Waterloo to an elegy for the Bronx, 10 books for your …
It may look like chick lit from the cover, but Walker has said she intended the book to be “Fight Club” for women. 2. “The Sage of Waterloo: A ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Evolution of a Writer: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert
You "came out" as a woman in your memoirs -- which were labeled "chick lit." Why do you think there is derision of women's stories, even as ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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'Summer Secrets': a beach book with an edge
During the period in which she was one of the most popular practitioners of the “chick lit” genre, Green managed the mean feat of pleasing both ... «CT News, Jul 15»
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When "Gone With the Wind" Swept Into Bookstores
This book was the roman a clef of Southern chivalry, a kind of chick lit version of Douglas Southall Freeman's hagiographic biographies of ... «RealClearPolitics, Jun 15»
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Still tickets available for St Albans literary dinner
... volunteers, the 2014 event was a four-day celebration of literature in all of its forms, from blogging and journalism to crime fiction and chick lit. «Herts Advertiser, Jun 15»
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The author who went from bankers' bonuses to helping London's …
“The imprint I was with published pure 'chick lit', and while I have nothing against such books, it's just not what I write. “I started realising this ... «Express.co.uk, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chick lit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chick-lit>. Dec 2019 ».
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