rebel; nonconformist; loner
He was a maverick in the party, owing allegiance to none of its major figures.
Mave+"RICK" sounds like Ricky Ponting who is rebellious and non-conformist as he does not believe in umpire decisions during India's Cricket match Maverick (tom cruise's name) in top gun was maverick as he broke many codes of navy those who play counter strike will be aware of the bot "maverick" who has cooperation as zero. which is what maverick means!!