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This page is about the slang term zine


a cheaply produced magazine, usually related to music or the arts

For example

  • This friend of ours has just started putting out his own zine. It's about music and the arts in Melbourne.

  • How much do you reckon it'd cost to publish a monthly zine?

Origin: short for "fanzine" or "magazine"

Quick Quiz

There are hundreds of zines published every month in the U.S.A., and most of them are about

a. music or popular culture

b. sports or fitness

c. politics or economics

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Contributor: Matt Errey