maven

or ma·vin

[mey-vuh n]

Origin of maven

1960–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew: connoisseur
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maven

mavin

noun
  1. US an expert or connoisseur

Word Origin for maven

C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
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Word Origin and History for mavins

maven

n.

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

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