Definition of zine in English:

zine

noun

informal
  • A magazine, especially a fanzine.

    • ‘That includes tables where people can display zines, chapbooks or art books.’
    • ‘She has begun to receive recognition in the US and the UK thanks to independent feminist and GLBT magazines and zines.’
    • ‘Print zines are often photocopied on paper and side- or saddle-stapled.’
    • ‘Maybe it's me seeing his work and longing for publications, zines, comics, and ephemera I grew up with.’
    • ‘Full-colour photos of her early zines show crude drawings superimposed on yellow roses or pages torn from stock reports.’
    • ‘She dabbled in the visual arts, published an idiosyncratic zine called What Are You Dealing With?’
    • ‘From a scene nurtured by punk rock and zines, it's literate yet accessible, questioning everything but never cynical.’
    • ‘The already-flourishing youth zine movement took a new turn in the 1990's when zines went online.’
    • ‘Actually, I did many zines, but one of them was a review zine called Strands.’
    • ‘Anyway, I just photocopied 52 programme zines for the spoken word thing I'm organising.’
    • ‘Records by Portland indie and punk bands are for sale, along side rows of homemade, cut and paste-style zines.’
    • ‘And I don't really have a favourite website, I prefer books, print magazines and zines.’
    • ‘This is the only print zine I know of around today, which is a stark difference to the dozens of underground zines that were around back in the day.’
    • ‘If I wasn't learning about it from friends or college radio, it was via the vast maw of underground 80s zines.’
    • ‘Riot Grrrl revolutionized this idea, making the bedroom a place to produce zines, hold all-girl meetings, or play guitar.’
    • ‘I publish my own zine attacking the media monopoly, and I also write for the National Post.’
    • ‘Scum Magazine was started in 1995 as a small underground print zine.’
    • ‘It can include cards and posters, even t-shirts, as well as books, zines, and other print media.’
    • ‘In fact, readership lack alone has caused many individuals to stop publishing zines.’
    • ‘As a result, the Horvat Collection houses a vast archive of zines - such as NAPA, the long-running zine of the National Fantasy Fan Federation.’
    • ‘While mainstream magazines would morph into anything to appeal to their demographic, zines seemed authentic.’
    • ‘Thousands of kids who had been exchanging print zines jumped at the chance to spread their messages over the Internet.’
    • ‘In 1969 Don started Britain's first Diplomacy zine, Albion; the hobby had crossed the ditch.’
    • ‘Broken Pencil Magazine presents Canada's largest zine fair and festival of alternative culture.’
    • ‘Scum was a print zine until issue 14 but at the same time was also on the internet.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, despite our lofty plans and the decent quality of the zines, we only put out two issues.’
    book, volume, hardback, paperback, title, work, tome, opus, treatise, manual, register, almanac, yearbook, compendium
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Pronunciation

zine

/ziːn/