AskDefine | Define maverick

Dictionary Definition

maverick adj : independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians" [syn: irregular, unorthodox]

Noun

1 someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action [syn: rebel]
2 an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /ˈmævərɪk/, /"m

Extensive Definition

A Maverick is a person with independence of thought or action, a non-conformist; or, in American use, a stray animal without an owner's mark on it. As a verb, it means to seize something without holding a lawful claim to it.
Maverick can also refer to:
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In film and television:
  • Maverick (TV series), a 1957 television series set in the American Old West starring James Garner and Jack Kelly.
  • Maverick (film), a 1994 film, based on the 1957 television series, starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, and James Garner.
  • Maverick's a 1998 one-hour PBS documentary the famed California surfing location.
  • The callsign of the main character (played by Tom Cruise) in the film Top Gun
  • Yugioh (anime)s recurring villain in the later seasons goes by the name Maverick.
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Notes

maverick in German: Maverick
maverick in Spanish: Maverick
maverick in French: Maverick
maverick in Dutch: Maverick
maverick in Japanese: マベリック
maverick in Polish: Maverick
maverick in Portuguese: Maverick
maverick in Finnish: Maverick

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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