maven

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noun ma·ven \ˈmā-vən\
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mavin

Definition of maven

  1. :  one who is experienced or knowledgeable :  expert a language maven policy mavens computer mavens; 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

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Origin and Etymology of maven

Yiddish meyvn, from Late Hebrew mēbhīn


First Known Use: 1950


MAVEN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of maven for English Language Learners

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



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