Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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
(Definition of maverick noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of maverick

Definitions of “maverick” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More