Definition of Maverick

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Merriam-Webster

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Definition of MAVERICK
1: an unbranded range animal; especially : a motherless calf
2: an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
3:: a person who refuses to follow the customs or rules of a group
▪ He’s always been a (bit of a) maverick in the world of fashion.
▪ political mavericks [=nonconformists]

Examples of MAVERICK
Let him refind his inner rebel, the famous irreverent maverick, let the tiger out of the cage. —Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, 28–29 June 2008

Origin of MAVERICK
Samuel A. Maverick †1870 American pioneer who did not brand his calves
First Known Use: 1867
Related to MAVERICK
Synonyms: bohemian, boho, counterculturist, deviant, enfant terrible, free spirit, heretic, iconoclast, individualist, loner, lone ranger, lone wolf, nonconformist, nonconformer
Antonyms: conformer, conformist Other Animal Husbandry Terms apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

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