indie or indy

short for: independent

This refers to an independent contractor or to a person or company that produces something without the help of an established corporation. For example, since an indie recording label isn't owned by a larger corporation, it does not have to adhere to the industry norms of a big record label. Indies take a grassroots approach. There are many kinds of indie, including indie computer companies

See also : lowbrow  indie filmmakers  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon