\ ˈzēn How to pronounce zine (audio) \

Definition of zine

: 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 Like An Artist, who tucks a daily zine into his son’s lunch. Janine Maclachlan, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Anyone can go in there and buy a $5 zine or not buy anything; go in there and look around. Max Bell, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 The exhibit includes modest little zine-like magazines from fledgling gay rights groups, including a 1954 issue of One that was seized by the FBI on the grounds of obscenity. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Anyone can go in there and buy a $5 zine or not buy anything; go in there and look around. Max Bell, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 The group has 9,000 followers on Instagram, publishes a podcast and web zine and sells popular merchandise. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Aug. 2021 This collage moment is directly taken from the riot grrrl movement, during which bands like Bikini Kill incorporated zine making into their music scene. Melissa Lozado-oliva, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 June 2021 The ceremony — online and in person — honored six adults in the healthcare field because of their work with COVID-19 patients and three local youths who created an online LGBTQ zine. BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2021 That interview with Hook is now one of 21 pieces in Einhorn’s new free zine, Sober 21, published May 18th by the Creative Independent, the editorial arm of Kickstarter. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of zine

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zine

-zine (as in fanzine)

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“Zine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zine. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners 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


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