Origin of indieind(ependent) + -ie
- One, such as a studio or producer, that is unaffiliated with a larger or more commercial organization.
- An artistic work produced by an independent company or group: “[His film] showed that indies could … take in millions at the box office” ( Liesl Schillinger )
Origin of indieind(ependent) -y 1
- In this spelling, generally but not exclusively used for pop culture, especially music or games, with indy used in other contexts such as wrestling.
From independent, by shortening. Used of popular music since the 1980s, and of cinema for some decades before that.