From independent, by shortening. Used of popular music since the 1980s, and of cinema for some decades before that.
- Rhymes: -ɪndi
indie (not comparable)
- In this spelling, generally but not exclusively used for pop culture, especially music or games, with indy used in other contexts such as wrestling.
indie (plural indies)
- An independent publisher.
- A work released by an independent publisher.
- (uncountable) A type of rock music, generally soft-style without screaming or aggression, mixed with synthesized music and electronic.