Associations to the word «Maverick»

Wiktionary

MAVERICK, adjective. Showing independence in thoughts or actions.
MAVERICK, noun. An unbranded range animal.
MAVERICK, noun. One who does not abide by rules.
MAVERICK, noun. One who creates or uses unconventional and/or controversial ideas or practices.
MAVERICK, noun. (poker slang) A queen and a jack as a starting hand in Texas hold ’em
MAVERICK, verb. (US) To take an unbranded range animal.
MAVERICK BRAND, noun. (US) A brand originated by a dishonest cattleman, who, without owning any stock, gradually accumulates a herd by finding mavericks.
MAVERICK BRANDS, noun. Plural of maverick brand

Dictionary definition

MAVERICK, noun. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action.
MAVERICK, noun. An unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it.
MAVERICK, adjective. Independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats