word study 1 Maverick

word study 1


Pronunciation: /ˈmav(ə)rɪk/

  • In the middle of the 19th century Samuel Augustus Maverick owned such a large herd of cattle in Texas that he left the calves unbranded. People in the USA noted this unusual practice and began to use maverick for any unbranded calf or yearling. From the 1880s the word came to signify ‘individualistic, unorthodox, or independent-minded’.Oxford english Dictonary explains

my first memory of the word is below

This song is Like marmite but in a true marvrick sense go on…


One comment

  1. pauljfarr · March 14, 2015

    this is on going

    Liked by 1 person

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