in·​die | \ˈin-dē \

Definition of indie 

1 : one that is independent especially : an unaffiliated record or motion-picture production company

2 : something (such as a record or film) produced by an indie

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indie adjective

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But the company is struggling to keep up as the beauty sector continues to become more crowded and competitive, largely due to the emergence of indie brands. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "Coty Names New CEO and Searches for Fix to Slump," 12 Nov. 2018 For a lot of indie devs, that’d be the final nail in the coffin. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Alan Wake is back on sale after a 17 month absence, Layers of Fear 2 announced," 26 Oct. 2018 From here to Fountain Square is something of an indie Indy with locals putting their mark on everything from Asian street food (Rook) to cocktails (Thunderbird). Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 MUSICAL BEGINNINGS Maezawa’s trademark defiant but disarming style may be rooted in his start as a musician, playing drums in indies rock bands. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip," 18 Sep. 2018 That's 23 percent of GOPers, 10 percent of indies and 8 percent of Dems. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Many Republicans say Trump should have power to shut down media outlets," 9 Aug. 2018 And while styles have obviously changed since then, the city’s indie retailers continue to provide beautifully curated collections. Juliet Izon, Redbook, "And the Very Best City for a Girls' Getaway Is...," 7 Aug. 2018 Written and directed by Boots Riley, the indie comedy that opens Friday takes place in a present-day version of Oakland laced with satire and surrealism. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Why Tessa Thompson's 'Sorry To Bother You' character is named Detroit," 11 July 2018 The hybrid console is home to an ever-growing library of indie titles, and many of those games are selling better on Nintendo’s platform than elsewhere. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "A more unified Nintendo is the secret to the Switch’s massive success," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of indie

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for indie

by shortening & alteration from independent

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