1. someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action;
[syn: maverick, rebel]
2. an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it;
1. independent in behavior or thought;
- Example: "she led a somewhat irregular private life"
- Example: "maverick politicians"
[syn: irregular, maverick, unorthodox]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maverick \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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maverick \Mav"er*ick\, v. t. To take a maverick. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
144 Moby Thesaurus words for "maverick": Bohemian, Brahman, Indian buffalo, agitator, alien, ass, aurochs, beat, beatnik, beef, beef cattle, beeves, bigot, bison, bitter-ender, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, brawler, breakaway, buffalo, bull, bullethead, bullock, calf, carabao, case, cattle, character, cow, crackpot, crank, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, deviant, diehard, dissenter, dogie, dogmatist, donkey, dropout, eccentric, extremist, fanatic, far out, flower child, freak, free and easy, fringy, frondeur, hardnose, heifer, heretic, heretical, hermit, heterodox, hippie, hobo, hornless cow, informal, insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, insurrecto, intransigeant, intransigent, kine, kinky, kook, last-ditcher, leppy, lone wolf, loner, malcontent, meshuggenah, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, misfit, mule, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, mutineer, natural, neat, nonconformist, nonjuror, not cricket, not done, not kosher, nut, odd fellow, oddball, oddity, offbeat, original, outsider, ox, oxen, pariah, perverse fool, pighead, positivist, purist, queer duck, queer fish, queer specimen, rara avis, rebel, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, screwball, sectarian, sectary, solitary, standpat, standpatter, steer, stickler, stirk, stot, subversive, swinger, traitor, tramp, type, ugly duckling, unconformist, unconventional, unfashionable, unorthodox, way out, wisent, yak, yearling, yippie, zealot, zebu