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mav·er·ick / ˈmav(ə)rik/ • n. 1. an unorthodox or independent-minded person: a free-thinking maverick. ∎  a person who refuses to conform to a particular party or group: the maverick Connecticut Republican. 2. an unbranded calf or yearling. • adj. unorthodox: a maverick detective.

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maverick

maverick an unorthodox or independent-minded person; a person refusing to conform to a particular party or group. The word comes from the North American term for an unbranded calf or yearling, and dates in that sense from the 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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maverick (U.S.) unbranded calf, etc. XIX. f. name of Samuel A. Maverick, a Texas cattle-owner who left the calves of his herd unbranded.

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