maven

or ma·vin

[ mey-vuhn ]
/ ˈmeɪ vən /

noun

an expert or connoisseur.

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Origin of maven

1960–65; <Yiddish <Hebrew: connoisseur
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maven

mavin

/ (ˈmeɪvən) /

noun

US an expert or connoisseur

Word Origin for maven

C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
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