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maven

or ma·vin

[mey-vuh n]
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noun
  1. an expert or connoisseur.

Origin of maven

1960–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew: connoisseur
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Examples from the Web for mavins

Historical Examples

  • He and Lady Meredith want us to go straight to Mavins for a week.

    Captain Desmond, V.C.</p>

    Maud Diver

  • The point is, you'll go to Mavins and make my excuses to Sir John.


British Dictionary definitions for mavins

maven

mavin

noun
  1. US an expert or connoisseur

Word Origin

C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for mavins

maven

n.

1965, from Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mebhin, literally "one who understands." Plural is mayvinim.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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