: 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

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 My house is filled with LGBTQ+ novels, poetry, memoirs, zines, essays, plays, short fiction, and much more. Kristen Arnett, TIME, 4 June 2024 Few bookstores were willing to carry Shameless Hussy’s publications, not just because of the content — there was not, at first, an appetite for such bold feminist writing — but also because of the format: spineless, stapled chapbooks, like zines. Penelope Green, New York Times, 17 May 2024 In 2022 she was promoted to editorial creative director, overseeing organic editorial content, cover campaigns and larger editorial initiatives, including Complex Volume, a quarterly digital ‘zine. Todd Spangler, Variety, 14 May 2024 In the episode, Carrie’s dating Sean (Eddie Cahill), a creative millennial with a zine, who’s into both men and women. Cady Lang, TIME, 5 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for zine 

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Word History


-zine (as in fanzine)

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zine was in 1946

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“Zine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zine. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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