Maverick - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmævərɪk|  American pronunciation of the word maverick
Brit.  |ˈmav(ə)rɪk|  British pronunciation of the word maverick


- someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action (syn: rebel)
- an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it
- independent in behavior or thought (syn: irregular, unorthodox)
maverick politicians


...there's always one maverick who has to go his own way...

...George Sand's maverick views on marriage scandalized 19th-century French society....

He's always been a bit of a maverick.

Let him refind his inner rebel, the famous irreverent maverick, let the tiger out of the cage.

Occasionally nerves and veins take maverick pathways and show up in unexpected places.

Word forms

singular: maverick
plural: mavericks
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