- 1An unorthodox or independent-minded person: he’s the maverick of the senateMore example sentences
- They want independent minds, mavericks and free thinkers.
- What does the future hold for the band who bill themselves as the independent mavericks in a world of mere cut-outs?
- And yet that same culture would flatter us into believing we are a nation of mavericks and rebels.
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- Unorthodox: a maverick detectiveMore example sentences
- 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.
- Hollywood is notoriously bad at handling maverick talents, and now it has a potential star on its hands who defies the usual female type of small, skinny, milk-toast Caucasians.
- 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 rancher who did not brand his cattle.