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Definition of maverick:

  1. 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. To take a maverick.

Synonyms:

unpredictable, insurrectionist, irregular, radical, quarrelsome, freedom fighter, contentious, atypical, temporary, aberrant, unconventional, nonconformist, in revolt, greyback, unorthodox, unusual, rebel, insurgent.

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