mavis

noun

ma·​vis ˈmā-vəs How to pronounce mavis (audio)

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French mauviz

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mavis was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mavis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mavis. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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