or ma·vin

[ mey-vuh n ]
/ ˈmeɪ vən /


an expert or connoisseur.

Origin of maven

1960–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew: connoisseur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mavin

  • Neither he nor any other was aware that Mavin Newton had seen or been seen by a soul after the commission of his crime.

    Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Young Mavin sent that there money back to his father in a letter to be give to the church—and the ol' man burned it.

    Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland

British Dictionary definitions for mavin



/ (ˈmeɪvən) /


US an expert or connoisseur

Word Origin for maven

C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
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