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Definition of zine

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

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Examples of zine in a Sentence

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
Recent Examples on the Web MacGowan’s snarling, snaggle-toothed look earned him prominent display in the media and attention for his own handmade zine, Bondage. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Pleasure and the Pain of Shane MacGowan," 5 Dec. 2020 Long Kawaii nails covered in heart shaped stones, white fluffy kittens, and paper doll-like figurines are just a few of the surreally hyper-feminine images found in the emerging Hungarian designer Fabian Kis-Juhasz’s first zine. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, "How This Young Hungarian Designer Is Fighting for Trans Rights," 26 Nov. 2020 That project inspired a zine that was made available in the L.A. Times online store and as a print-at-home version. Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Times Releases 2020 Holiday Gift Guide and Limited-Run Zines," 11 Nov. 2020 This zine features tips and advice from L.A. Times Plants as well as plant comics, memes and features on prominent figures in the Los Angeles plant community. Los Angeles Times, "The 10 best things to buy from our merch store. Subscriptions! Dodgers! Lakers! Zines! Mugs!," 10 Nov. 2020 Current projects include the Queerly Complex blog, and a new digital zine called Some Artistic Advice. Samantha Nobles-block, SFChronicle.com, "From disco balls to clotheslines, the objects Bay Area artists treasure right now," 8 Nov. 2020 Signal Fails, an anonymous zine recently published on several anarchist Web sites, warns against dependency on a centralized service, particularly one running on mobile devices. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "Taking Back Our Privacy," 19 Oct. 2020 Campers could learn how to make a ‘zine, and Vale and Dorsey taught them how to write a song. Karla Peterson Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Girls can make some joyful noise during Rock n’ Roll Camp songwriting workshop," 17 Oct. 2020 The duo, who are part of the university’s BA in Fashion Journalism program, had launched The F Word zine with their class earlier in the year under the guidance of professor Judith Watt. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "CSM Students Launch a New Zine by BIPOC Creatives, With Support From Christopher and Tammy Kane," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of zine

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zine

-zine (as in fanzine)

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18 Dec 2020

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“Zine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zine. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of zine

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

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