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Indies

[in-deez] /ˈɪn diz/
noun
1.
the. (used with a plural verb) West Indies (def 1).
2.
(used with a plural verb) East Indies (def 1).
3.
(used with a singular verb) a region in and near S and SE Asia; India, Indochina, and the East Indies.

indie

[in-dee] /ˈɪn di/ Informal.
noun
1.
an independently or privately owned business, especially a film or music company that is not affiliated with a larger and more commercial company:
to work for an indie.
2.
a movie or other work produced by such a company.
3.
a genre of music, especially pop or rock, that is independently produced.
4.
a person who works for an independently owned business or is self-employed.
adjective
5.
noting or relating to an indie: an indie film producer;
an indie video game.
6.
noting or relating to independently produced music: indie rock;
an indie pop group.
Origin of indie
1940-1945
1940-45; ind(ependent) + -ie
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Indies

/ˈɪndɪz/
noun the Indies
1.
the territories of S and SE Asia included in the East Indies, India, and Indochina
2.
3.

indie

/ˈɪndɪ/
noun
1.
(informal)
  1. an independent film or record company
  2. (as modifier): an indie producer, the indie charts
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Word Origin and History for Indies

1550s, plural of Indie, Indy, from Middle English Ynde (early 13c.) "India," from the Old French form of Latin India (see India). Commonly applied to Asia and the East, later applied to the Caribbean basin, in a time of geographical confusion, which was distinguished from Asia proper by being called the West Indies.

indie

n.

"independent record company," 1945, shortening of independent (among the earliest mentioned were Continental, Majestic, and Signature); used of film production companies since 1920s, of theaters from 1942; extended by 1984 to a type of pop music issued by such labels.

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Slang definitions & phrases for Indies

indie

adjective

Playing indie rock: Really they're just five soft-spoken indie prepsters who happen to rule nice-kid noise pop (1990s+)

modifier

: one indie pic company

noun

An independent, esp an independent movie producer (1928+ Movie studio)

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Related Abbreviations for Indies

indie

independent
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