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zine

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noun \ˈzēn\

Simple Definition of zine

  • : a small magazine that is written by people who are not professional writers and that usually has stories about a particular subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zine

  1. :  magazine; especially :  a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter <a feminist zine>

Examples of zine in a sentence

  1. <a small cadre of students have taken to producing their own underground zine in order to satirize many of the university's most sacred cows>



Origin of zine

-zine (as in fanzine)


First Known Use: 1965


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