noun ma·ven \ˈmā-vən\

: a person who knows a lot about a particular subject

Full Definition of MAVEN

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

Variants of MAVEN

ma·ven also ma·vin \ˈmā-vən\

Examples of MAVEN

  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>

Origin of MAVEN

Yiddish meyvn, from Late Hebrew mēbhīn
First Known Use: 1950

Rhymes with MAVEN


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