Examples of maven in a Sentence
an investment maven, he was doing well even when the market was doing poorly
a science-fiction maven who could talk for hours about fictional technology
Recent Examples of maven from the Web
This year, every expert, guru and maven has them bottoming again.
Some of the clothing mavens seem to be locked in an arms race with each other: Baronda Bradley, a Janeite in Texas who has been attending JASNA conventions for 20 years, wears multiple period dresses on each day of the conference.
The idea that Trump was going to get on the phone with, say, a noted policy maven like Ohio's Rob Portman and offer a convincing case for why Portman needed to be for the bill was laughable.
Patti LaBelle has made a name for herself as a pie maven, but the legendary singer has to balance her love of sweets with type 2 diabetes.
Gamers should find the platform ideal for their needs, while style mavens will find the machine runs Facebook just as well as anything else.
The tension starts evaporating with the introduction of a new villain, a refined culture maven who hovers over his terminally ill brother, dabbing gently at his forehead, and performs tea ceremonies for his guests.
On Friday (June 30) at 12:40 p.m., fashion maven (and Beyonce and Solange’s mom) Lawson and novelist Creuzot will discuss money matters … and maybe Lawson will give us an update on her new grandkids, Beyonce’s twins.
Fragrance maven Jo Malone MBE, 53, takes up to 12 meetings and smells up to 20 scents each day.
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Origin and Etymology of maven
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
Synonymsace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, expert (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard
Antonymsamateur, inexpert, nonexpert
Related Wordspro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistress
Near Antonymsapprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessional
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