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fanzine

[fan-zeen, fan-zeen] /fænˈzin, ˈfæn zin/
noun
1.
a magazine or other periodical produced inexpensively by and for fans of science fiction and fantasy writing, comic books, popular music, or other specialized popular interests.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; Americanism; fan2 + (maga)zine
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Examples from the web for fanzines
  • The joke was probably reprinted in a number of other fanzines.
British Dictionary definitions for fanzines

fanzine

/ˈfænˌziːn/
noun
1.
a small-circulation magazine produced by amateurs for fans of a specific interest, pop group, etc
Word Origin
C20: from fan² + (maga)zine
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Word Origin and History for fanzines

fanzine

n.

1949, from fan (n.2) + suffix abstracted from magazine.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fanzines

fanzine

modifier

: The fanzine set is not scared off by raunchy lyrics

noun

A fan magazine: wants to start his own fanzine (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for fanzines

fanzine

fan magazine
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