maverick maverick  /ˈmæ və rɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  2. (n) an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it
  3. (adj) independent in behavior or thought

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Danny is a maverick investor. Against all counsel he invested in the startup company and would have gone belly up but for the sudden spike in the demand for the startup's product.

News

  1. LeBron's Game 3 puts his legacy at risk

    SAN ANTONIO -- After the carnage, they left the arena, the men who helped LeBron James get here. Pat Riley carried a man-purse. Chris Bosh whistled and wore a leather backpack. James' pal and adviser, Maverick Carter, hugged James' pal and running mate, Dwyane Wade.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. What happened to LeBron in Game 3?

    SAN ANTONIO -- After the carnage, they left the arena, the men who helped LeBron James get here. Pat Riley carried a man-purse. Chris Bosh whistled and wore a leather backpack. James' pal and adviser, Maverick Carter, hugged James' pal and running mate, Dwyane Wade.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Maverick commissioner admits taking bribes

    DEL RIO — A former Maverick County commissioner whose arrest last year kicked off a flurry of indictments alleging corruption in the border community admitted Tuesday to taking bribes in exchange for handing out construction contracts inflated by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors said that in January 2011, he had two associates sell his truck to a member of the Zetas drug cartel in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

Quotes

  1. "But I firmly believe that at this point in America's history, we need a president that will not just continue, even with a new face and with the changes and with some maverick aspects, who will not just continue basically the policies that we have...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Colin Powell Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "As many of you know I've been called a maverick, somebody who marches to the beat of his own drum and sometimes it's meant as a compliment and sometimes it's meant as a criticism," McCain told more than 1,000 voters in a high school gymnasium...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  3. Winking and giving answers not always directly related to Queen Latifah's questions, Fey's Palin said that if she was elected, her decisions would be guided by considering "what would a maverick do?"
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: International Herald Tribune

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