One who works in a certain industry and demonstrates habits/characteristics because of it; or uses terminology relevant only to that industry.
1)Lindsey says: "I was the closer tonight and we were slammed! I was in the weeds for 2 hours after getting triple sat. Luckily the double L bussed my section for me before she got cut."

Leigh: "You're such an Indie".

2)At the restaraunt we had dinner at, Lindsey was being such an Indie. She collected all the menus from our friends and handed them to our server when we were done ordering."
by Indie1 March 05, 2007
A genre' of music as well as a 'fashion' and part of an individuals personality. Most 'Indie' people consider themselves the gurus of music and that their genre' of music is the only one able to be appreciated as 'real' music.

Indie's give off a very elitist asshole attitude which is unbelievably annoying.

They claim to only listen to 'underground' music that isn't widely popular or common, which is contradicted by bands like Radiohead or artists like Adam Young from Owl City.

According to Indie kids, Adam Young is a sell-out?

Basically, if you're an artist who makes money, you are no longer considered popular amongst Indie kids.

Also, Indie people like to put themselves above the other social status of 'Emo' although they appear to be insanely similar, besides attitude. Also, 'Scene' kids seem to differ from Indie. Basically, you have to be a total douche bag to be an Indie kid who likes to put themselves above everyone else because they have a depressing home / school life and they've mastered the art of alienation.

In essence, an Indie = Emo / Scene without the whining emotion, and more of a stuck-up princess attitude.
Person: Hey, a friend told me you liked Modest Mouse?

Indie Kid: Not anymore?

Person: How come...?

Indie Kid: They're sell-outs and totally unoriginal...don't talk to me about 'good' music.

Person: ...I see... O.o lol?
by SayWHATAhhhhhInstantMustache February 09, 2010
a group or clique that is in every highschool, they are the definition of pure unadulterated suck age, they listen to different music every day of the week, they are the losers of the school united because they start getting into drugs, there will always be one kid who hangs out with the indie clique until the group thinks hes a psychopath just because he doesnt care about their shitty music, doesnt dress like them, and so they outcast him and the common bond that ties indie kids together is talking about that person behind their back.

Indie is fake, their not about the music their all about the scene, nobody in an indie clique actually understands anything about music theory so their opinions about music are literally null to anyone else.

Indie parties tend to be boring gatherings of about 10 people smoking a bong and passing around a blunt and talking about "philosophy" which if it is heard by anyone not under the influence will sound totally inept and possibly retarded...

indie is shit, indie is garbage, indie is not the new punk movement, indie isnt even a movement, its just bullshit, \

if you get angry at all or lose your cool with indie kids they will slowly but surely outcast you...

indie kids all want to start bands but they all disagree and have so many different and pretentious musical tastes that anything a group of these so called indie kids makes ends up sounding like shit...

even the bands that indie kids listen to which are bands like mogwai, modest mouse and the flaming lips, think indie sucks, because its a fruitless movement a waste of time,

the people that make the music that the indie kids listen to are usually the types of kids that the indie cliques outcasted and forgot about, because they werent chill enough,

that is the fatal flaw of indie,

indie is a trap...

and it will suck you in like a cheap whore. all you have to do is wear shitty clothes and smoke weed...
indie kid- man this new mogwai cd is the shit, look at us were so indie, haha that bitch mark probably wishes he was here, but hes not indie enough, besides i think he has an anger problem or bipolar or something.

mark- damn... my life sucks... all my friends are gone and have outcasted me, i think i'll write a song...

mogwai- god look at all these faggot kids, is this "indie" some new scene or something, fuck it, lets play our tunes and take their money, these bitches aint shit.
by teh_k1netik May 04, 2009
Shop at Pacsun
Converse/canvas Vans OTWs
Skinny Jeans
Watches LOST/Heroes
Listens to Obscure Bands
Atheist
Will Argue With You Until You Are Out of Things to support Your Opinion, Because Theirs are Endless
the think they are better than you because of the above
If you are indie, then fuck you.
by idontlikeindie January 23, 2011
Despite definitions about album labels e.t.c, Indie has become a truly woeful "trend" that emerged during the nineties, characterised mainly by bands with short and uninventive names beginning with "the" and ending with "s". The idea that "indie" kids are intelligent is a myth, purely drumming up discussion that could substitute a donnie darko script.
"Indie" is a condradiction in itself - attempting to be without a label, whilst labelling oneself "indie" at the same time. "Indie" is a trend for the masses, easy to fit in and where everybody looks the same and revolves around a musical taste that is always.... the same.
Various attempts have been made to sub - categorise this type of music to make it sound more interesting.
It could be inferred in this case that "indie" is where nerds find salvation, this idea can be supported in the fact that most indie kids look like a contemporary Austin powers, Simon Amstel or Napoleon Dynamite.
"Indie" girls are normally attractive in appearance, however are up thier own backside and completely caught up in thier trend, most likely be irresistably attracted to males akin to the above.
A sentence spoken by an "indie" kid will most likely contain the words "yeah" "totally" "like" and "legend", accompanied by an annoying laugh.
"Indie" kids, in general, have an appalling sense of humour comprising of terrible in-jokes.
Despite the "indie" versus "emo" debate, it can be set in stone they are as bad as each other.
Any thumbs down ratings on this article will be assumed to fit any of the above categories.




Indie kid: "gwarf"
by actual facts October 07, 2008
Someone who likes Alternative Rock and doesn't care what other people think of him/her. They are sometimes rideculed by morons who listen to shit music eg. TFI, Heavy Metal, Punk, Emo music, Pop and any other music that hasn't really got any REAL lyrics besides, a screech, a mumble, a sware word, and something to do with love.

Indies wear whatever they want and are the smartest people you could think of without being nerds! Most indies, don't even know they are indies because of their strong dislike of labelisation. Indies are very cool, and so different from eachother, the only thing they would have in common is listening to Alternative Rock, and hating lots of other music genres.

If you are a moron, you would only listen to music that sounds like something you've heard before which is already shit by someone who doesn't know how to sing, but 'makes up for it' by screaming loudly, mumbling, or playing his instrument really loudly to cover his voice up.

If you are smart, you'd listen to whichever music sounds new and you don't know which style it is. 9/10 says it'll be alternative music.
Chav: *plays music on phone really loud for attention*
Indie: Turn that down, it is shit!
Chav: Shurrup ya sweaty bastard
Indie: *laughs at how dumb the person is*
by :x-y-z: July 23, 2006
short for independant rock, indie can pretty much be defined by listning to a Modest Mouse album such as The Lonesome Crowded West or The Moon and Antarctica. Good News for People Who Love Bad News is still an indie album, just not as much.

contrary to what non-indies say, indie followers are not cults, and don't think their better that anyone else. If you told a true indie, such as myself, that Modest Mouse sucks, just like any indie, I would say, "Congradulations, I don't really give a shit what you think about my music."

Also see emo, but take out the not laid for 8 years and wanna-be goth part.
Modest Mouse, Radiohead, REM, The Shins
by CowboyDan1314 March 29, 2005
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