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English definition of “maverick”

maverick

noun [C]     /ˈmæv.ər.ɪk/ US  /-ɚ-/
a person who thinks and acts in an independent way, often behaving differently from the expected or usual way: a political maverick He was considered as something of a maverick in the publishing world .Freedom to actOpportunity
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