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

Example Sentences

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 Launched last December, QAP.digital is currently home to sixteen LGBTQ artists and features dozens of pieces — from paintings to zines, photography to textile art — handpicked by its founders Tuna Erdem and Seda Ergul, and collaborator Mine Kaplangi. Hanna Pham, CNN, 17 Mar. 2023 But after a series of events leaves her completely fed up, Vivian takes some inspiration from her riot grrrl mom (Amy Poehler) and anonymously creates and distributes her own zine. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 3 Mar. 2021 Noble Rot started as a cheeky wine zine. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2023 Fans can experience and celebrate the new project with special activations and exclusive merchandise designs — including specific city album box sets, a limited album zine, T-shirts, hoodies, towels, hats and totes — only available at these locations. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 20 May 2022 Amy Poehler directs and also appears in this movie adapted from a novel about a teenager who, following in the footsteps of her mother, who was a rebel in her youth, strikes back against her high school’s sexism and hypocrisy by starting her own zine. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2021 So my friends and I started a zine. Eryn Loeb, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 The movement spread throughout the Pacific Northwest and Washington D.C., mostly through zines and live shows. Dora Segall, SPIN, 14 Apr. 2023 By creating another educational zine. Heather Law And Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 5 Jun. 2023.

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