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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 Punk Rock Garage Sale Vendors will sell music equipment, toys, zines, DVDs and VHS, albums, cassettes, clothing, art and unique finds. Houston Chronicle, "The Go List: Beatles Holiday Cabaret, Beer & Cheers Holiday Market," 19 Dec. 2019 Browse through the selection of zine-makers at D.C. Zinefest for a look at some of the area’s most eclectic and fascinating offerings. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 18 July 2019 The zine, which can be seen on HBO's website and in a limited print edition, contains additional photos and text, along with a list of thank-yous from the actor and photographer. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Jacob Elordi Shares “Euphoria” Pictures, Excerpts From Acting Journal," 7 Dec. 2019 Creative Copy, a new element, includes handmade prints, books, zines and other creative publications. Anchorage Daily News, "2019 Holiday Fairs and Bazaars," 27 Nov. 2019 Stock up on some records and clothes from Joint Custody, browse through some handmade zines from D.C. Zinefest or just enjoy some ice cream from Mount Desert Island Ice Cream. Washington Post, "14 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 21 Nov. 2019 Where: 6000 Hermann Park Drive Details: milleroutdoortheatre.com Punk Rock Garage Sale Vendors will offer music equipment, toys, zines, DVDs, VHS, cassettes, clothing, art and unique finds. Houston Chronicle, "The Go List: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, Incubus," 21 Nov. 2019 The two started by creating zines for local artists who were outside the purview of gallery and museum representation. Mackenzie Wagoner, Los Angeles Times, "Can a T-shirt change the world?," 22 Oct. 2019 An afternoon of local and regional artists, designers, printers, publishers, bookmakers, zine-sters and live printmaking, Spf'19 takes place noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Projects Gallery in FAT Village (521 NW First Ave. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Weekend preview: The Wharf Fort Lauderdale opening, ‘Whiskey on Beer,’ Father Christmas in Boca Raton," 7 Nov. 2019

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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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5 Jan 2020

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“Zine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zine. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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