[fan-zeen, fan-zeen]


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 of fanzine

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; fan2 + (maga)zine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a small-circulation magazine produced by amateurs for fans of a specific interest, pop group, etc

Word Origin for fanzine

C20: from fan ² + (maga) zine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fanzine

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper