Antedating of "Chick Lit"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 19 02:01:42 UTC 2013

The OED's first citation for "chick lit" is dated 1993.  According to Wikipedia, it appears five years earlier in this book:

Don M. Betterton, Alma mater: unusual stories and little-known facts from America's college campuses, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, N.J. (1988); p. 113<>

Fred Shapiro

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