mavis

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

Definition of mavis

First Known Use of mavis

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mavis

Middle English, from Anglo-French mauviz

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“Mavis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mavis. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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