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maven

noun ma·ven \ˈmā-vən\

Simple Definition of maven

  • : a person who knows a lot about a particular subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of maven

  1. :  one who is experienced or knowledgeable :  expert; also :  freak 4a

Examples of maven in a sentence

  1. <an investment maven, he was doing well even when the market was doing poorly>

  2. <a science-fiction maven who could talk for hours about fictional technology>



Variants of maven

also

mavin

play \ˈmā-vən\

Origin and Etymology of maven

Yiddish meyvn, from Late Hebrew mēbhīn


First Known Use: 1950

Rhymes with maven



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