Definition of maverick in English:


Syllabification: mav·er·ick
Pronunciation: /ˈmav(ə)rik


  • 2North American An unbranded calf or yearling.


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  • Unorthodox: a maverick detective
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    • One must be constantly alert to the hazard of maverick cyclists and uneven pavements, and you may suffer a tirade of abuse from those who now own the world, should you criticise them for unsocial behaviour.
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    • While I admire maverick clergymen, it takes the guts of the ‘ordinary’ man to go about doing good and decent deeds daily without fanfare.


mid 19th century: from the name of Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), a Texas engineer and rancher who did not brand his cattle.

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