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See also: indie, Indy, and INDY


Etymology 1[edit]

From independent, by shortening, +‎ -y


indy (plural indies)

  1. An independent entity.
    • 2004, Michael Lydon, Ray Charles: Man and Music‎, page 80:
      To survive, an indy needed hits big enough that distributors would pay up overdue accounts to get them


indy (not comparable)

  1. Independent, unaffiliated (especially not affiliated with a major organization or company).
Usage notes[edit]

Usage of indie and indy depends on context. For music, indie is preferred, but for wrestling on the independent circuit, indy is preferred.

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Indianapolis (location of major car race)


indy (plural indies)

  1. cars designed to meet the rules on the Indianapolis 500 car race.