[ mey-vuhn ]
/ ˈmeɪ vən /
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an expert or connoisseur.
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Origin of maven
1960–65; <Yiddish <Hebrew: connoisseur
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How to use maven in a sentence
Neither he nor any other was aware that Mavin Newton had seen or been seen by a soul after the commission of his crime.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for maven
/ (ˈmeɪvən) /
US an expert or connoisseur
Word Origin for maven
C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
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