Indies

Indies

[in-deez]
noun
1.
(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.
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indie

[in-dee] Informal.
noun
1.
an independently owned business: to work for an indie.
adjective
2.
(of a person) self-employed; (of a business) privately owned: an indie film producer.

Origin:
1940–45; ind(ependent) + -ie

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indie (ˈɪndɪ)
 
n
informal
 a.  an independent film or record company
 b.  (as modifier): an indie producer; the indie charts

Indies (ˈɪndɪz)
 
n
1.  the territories of S and SE Asia included in the East Indies, India, and Indochina
2.  See East Indies
3.  See West Indies

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indie
"independent record company," 1945, shortening of independent; used of film production companies since 1920s, of theaters from 1942; extended by 1984 to a type of pop music by such labels.

Indies
1550s, plural of Indie, Indy, from M.E. Ynde (earlly 13c.) "India," from the O.Fr. form of L. 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.
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indie
independent
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