\ 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

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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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The website will soon feature an e-commerce component powered by rewardStyle making the zine’s editorials shoppable. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Introducing HommeGirls, the New “Passion Project” of Designer Thakoon Panichgul," 3 June 2019 That includes a zine of Pepe images that preach love. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "InfoWars to part with Pepe the Frog — now an alt-right 'hate symbol' — in $15,000 suit," 11 June 2019 Now, though, FKA Twigs is paying tribute to Westwood while bending the romantic space to her own will in the latest issue of her digital zine Avantgarden. Vogue, "FKA Twigs Reveals Her Dream-Worthy Collection of Vivienne Westwood Corsets in Her New Zine," 23 May 2019 To coincide with the launch of Infinite Resort, Cenisio has also created a zine. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This New Sustainable Fashion Line Features Prints Made From National Geographic Photographs," 22 Apr. 2019 It is accompanied by a photographic ‘zine and short film by Thibaut Grevet. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Rimowa Kicks Off Milan Design Week with a Stunning Aluminum Car Sculpture," 9 Apr. 2019 Case in point: an art publisher once put out a zine titled Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "I Am the Night," 5 Feb. 2019 Or that Put an Egg on It is both a zine and a meme. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Why Pastured Eggs Are the Perfect Food," 13 Sep. 2018 Return to the Stars, a tabletop game and online zine billed as an optimistic hopepunk sci-fi role-playing game, featured a popular essay by Rowland herself on hopepunk as a method of resistance. Aja Romano, Vox, "In the era of Trump and apocalyptic change, Hopepunk is a storytelling template for #resistance — and hanging onto your humanity at all costs.," 27 Dec. 2018

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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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The first known use of zine was in 1965

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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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