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[zeen] /zin/
Also, zine.
Origin of 'zine
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Examples from the web for zine
  • The latest edition of our quarterly e-zine explores the delightful dichotomy of these sultry days.
  • Look to our quarterly e-zine to get ready, to be prepared and to be informed.
British Dictionary definitions for zine


(informal) a magazine or fanzine
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Word Origin and History for zine

1965, short for fanzine.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for zine


an inexpensively produced, usually underground, fan magazine (from "magazine")
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