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[in-dee] /ˈɪn di/ Informal.

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.
a movie or other work produced by such a company.
a genre of music, especially pop or rock, that is independently produced.
a person who works for an independently owned business or is self-employed.
noting or relating to an indie: an indie film producer;
an indie video game.
noting or relating to independently produced music: indie rock;
an indie pop group.


“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.


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


: one indie pic company


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


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