Indies

[ in-deez ]
/ ˈɪn diz /
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noun

the. (used with a plural verb) West Indies(def 1).
(used with a plural verb) East Indies(def 1).
(used with a singular verb) a region in and near S and SE Asia; India, Indochina, and the East Indies.

indie

[ in-dee ]
/ ˈɪn di /
Informal.

noun

an independently or privately owned business, especially a film or music company that is not affiliated with a larger and more commercial company: to work for an indie.
a movie or other work produced by such a company.
a genre of music, especially pop or rock, that is independently produced.
a person who works for an independently owned business or is self-employed.

adjective

noting or relating to an indie: an indie film producer; an indie video game.
noting or relating to independently produced music: indie rock; an indie pop group.

Origin of indie

First recorded in 1940–45; ind(ependent) + -ie

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Indies

/ (ˈɪndɪz) /

noun the Indies

the territories of S and SE Asia included in the East Indies, India, and Indochina

indie

/ (ˈɪndɪ) /

noun

informal
  1. an independent film or record company
  2. (as modifier)an indie producer; the indie charts
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