Definition of maverick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmævərɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmævərɪk//
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a person who does not behave or think like everyone else, but who has independent, unusual opinions a political maverick Word Originmid 19th cent.: from the name of Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), a Texas rancher who did not brand his cattle.

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