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Meaning of MAVERICK

Pronunciation:  'mavurik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  unbranded range animal especially a stray calf
  2. [n]  someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  3. [adj]  independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"

MAVERICK is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: irregular, rebel, unconventional, unorthodox
 See Also: calf, nonconformist, recusant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mav"er*ick\, n.
    In the southwestern part of the united States, a bullock or
    heifer that has not been branded, and is unclaimed or wild;
    -- said to be from Maverick, the name of a cattle owner in
    Texas who neglected to brand his cattle.
  2. \Mav"er*ick\, v. t.
    To take a maverick. [Western U. S.]
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