- an expert or connoisseur.
Origin of maven
1960–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew: connoisseur
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Examples from the Web for mavins
He and Lady Meredith want us to go straight to Mavins for a week.
The point is, you'll go to Mavins and make my excuses to Sir John.
- US an expert or connoisseur
C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
Word Origin and History for mavins
1965, from Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mebhin, literally "one who understands." Plural is mayvinim.
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