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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Samuel A. Maverick (1803-70), U.S. cattle owner who did not mark some of his young cattle

maverick

noun
     
mav‧e‧rick [countable]
an unusual person who has different ideas and ways of behaving from other people, and is often very successful:
He's always been a bit of a maverick.
maverick adjective [only before noun]
a maverick detective

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