Definitions for maverickˈmæv ər ɪk, ˈmæv rɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mav•er•ickˈmæv ər ɪk, ˈmæv rɪk(n.)

  1. an unbranded animal, esp. a motherless calf.

    Category: Dialect

  2. a person who takes a stand independent of others in a group.

Origin of maverick:

1865–70, Amer.; after Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), Texas pioneer who left his calves unbranded

Princeton's WordNet

  1. maverick, rebel(noun)

    someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

  2. maverick(adj)

    an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

  3. irregular, maverick, unorthodox(adj)

    independent in behavior or thought

    "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"

Wiktionary

  1. maverick(Noun)

    An unbranded range animal.

  2. maverick(Noun)

    One who does not abide by rules.

  3. maverick(Noun)

    One who creates or uses unconventional and/or controversial ideas or practices.

    Florence Nightingale would have been perceived as a maverick during her early career, because she was prioritizing hygiene when everybody else involved in healthcare was focused on other things, such as surgery and pills. (Source: Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh, Trick or Treatment, 2008, p. 36-37.)

  4. maverick(Noun)

    A queen and a jack as a starting hand in Texas hold u2019em

  5. maverick(Adjective)

    Showing independence in thoughts or actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maverick(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Maverick

    Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, a cagey, articulate cardsharp. Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart. The Mavericks were poker players from Texas who traveled all over the American Old West and on Mississippi riverboats, constantly getting into and out of life-threatening trouble of one sort or another, usually involving money, women, or both. They would typically find themselves weighing a financial windfall against a moral dilemma. More often than not, their consciences trumped their wallets. When Garner left the series after the third season due to a legal dispute, Roger Moore was added to the cast as their cousin Beau. Robert Colbert appeared later in the fourth season as a third Maverick brother, Brent. No more than two of the series leads ever appeared together in the same episode, and usually only one. The show was part of the Warner Bros. array of Westerns, which included Cheyenne, Colt .45, Lawman, Bronco, The Alaskans, and Sugarfoot. Maverick can currently be seen weekday mornings at 8am ET on the Encore Westerns Channel.

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