\ ˈzēn \

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

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Mulholland, without the backing of the official Fashion Week, had a small party to celebrate her new brand, Holiday, with a zine and some tees, cementing herself as one of Oz’s strongest young creatives. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "What’s Up Down Under? A Report From Fashion Week in Sydney," 24 May 2018 This year, Chicago is home to a plethora of fests for any interest: From tacos and tequila to zines and Gospel music, there's no pigeonholing Chicago's festival season. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "New Chicago summer festivals for 2017," 27 Apr. 2017 But many comb through Mr. Fowler’s passion, and the store’s specialty: zines and small-press booklets or books championing illustrations. Matthew Sedacca, New York Times, "The ‘Punk Rock’ Comic Book Shop," 7 June 2018 Participants will learn to use zines for audience engagement and will gain exposures to an abbreviated history of Afrofuturism in Southern California. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Comic-Con 2018: Here's your Thursday schedule," 6 July 2018 Which means there's a larger lesson here: The codes and rules and trends of streetwear are no longer just the province of zine-makers and screenprinters and tour managers. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Even McDonald’s Is Making Merch Now," 30 May 2018 Virginia sells a small but ever-expanding selection of editioned works by local artists, beautiful rugs, jewelry, and zines. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Ceramics, Chilaquiles, and Micheladas: An Artist’s Guide to Guadalajara," 10 May 2018 Yee has her sights set on getting the zine into big-box retailers like Walmart, CostCo, and Kroger once the drug becomes more mainstream. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Cooking / Food & Drink / The Reefer / Weed Week Chicago-based Kitchen Toke, the first zine devoted to cooking with weed, preaches the green word," 20 Apr. 2018 Stop by for panels celebrating zines of all types, talks from various creators and activities like button making with Busy Beaver Button Co. or patch printing with Fata Morgana Press. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago festivals this weekend: May 4-10," 4 May 2017

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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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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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