The definition of a maverick is an unbranded animal or someone who doesn’t follow a group’s rules.(noun)
An example of a maverick is a film director who makes a movie that is completely new and original.
See maverick in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: after S. Maverick (1803-70), Texas rancher who did not brand his cattle
See maverick in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Possibly after Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870), American cattleman who left the calves in his herd unbranded.
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