Lindy

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lindy

  1. A pet form of female given names, such as Linda and Lindsay.
    • 2004 Anne Tyler, The Amateur Marriage, ISBN 0701177349, page 105
      Lindy herself hated the name Lindy. She said it sounded like a girl in pink gingham. At the beginning of this school year she'd started making all the teachers address her by her full name, Linnet.
  2. Nickname of Charles Lindbergh.

Noun[edit]

Lindy (plural Lindys)

  1. A dance step.
  2. A musical composition suitable for such a dance.
    • 2002, Herman Wouk, War and Remembrance, page 234:
      "These damned Lindys!" bubbled Janice. "Don't they play anything for old married folks?"