in·​die ˈin-dē How to pronounce indie (audio)
: one that is independent
especially : an unaffiliated record or motion-picture production company
: something (such as a record or film) produced by an indie
indie adjective

Examples of indie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also on board, with a prominent management role, is Mattia Guerra, former head of production of Italian indie Lucky Red. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 13 May 2024 No wonder, given their indie successes such as Carol, The End of the Affair and their most recent hit, Living, starring Bill Nighy. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for indie 

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Word History


by shortening & alteration from independent

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of indie was in 1928

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“Indie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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