Origin of indie
Examples from the Web for indies
Many of those films you mentioned fall in the $2-10 million range, and that range for indies is really disappearing.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It is by necessity that the indies are really beating the bushes and looking for the new and interesting,” he says.
“Indies have low overhead, are nimble, and rarely work by committees,” Spillman says.
Only 18 electoral votes, but this is where indies may swing the national election.‘Oops,’ First Debate, ‘47 Percent’ & More 2012 Election Turning Points|Mark McKinnon|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It's women 56-44, and Dems over Reps 46-34, with Indies at 21.
And these enemies knew that they had pierced the Spanish heart when the “Queen of the Indies” fell.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
I would not part with it for another fortune from the Indies.'The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)|Timothy East
Africa, and in course of time the good work might be extended to the Indies.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Fiske.
If we wish to engage in commerce, can we not do so by carrying our superfluities to the town without my wandering to the Indies?Paul and Virginia|Bernardin de Saint Pierre
The delay was the more exasperating that other ships had run out, 'bound to the wars, a multitude going for the Indies.'Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
noun the Indies
- an independent film or record company
- (as modifier)an indie producer; the indie charts
1550s, plural of Indie, Indy, from Middle English Ynde (early 13c.) "India," from the Old French form of Latin India (see India). Commonly applied to Asia and the East, later applied to the Caribbean basin, in a time of geographical confusion, which was distinguished from Asia proper by being called the West Indies.
"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.