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ma·ven

also ma·vin  (mā′vən)
n.
A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert.

[Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mēbîn, active participle of hēbîn, to understand, derived stem of bîn, to discern; see byn in Semitic roots.]

maven

(ˈmeɪvən) or

mavin

n
US an expert or connoisseur
[C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding]

ma•ven

or ma•vin

(ˈmeɪ vən)

n.
expert; connoisseur.
[1960–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew: connoisseur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maven - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldmaven - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
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