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maven

or mavin

[mey-vuh n] /ˈmeɪ vən/
noun
1.
an expert or connoisseur.
Origin of maven
1960-1965
1960-65; < Yiddish < Hebrew: connoisseur
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  • Young mavin sent that there money back to his father in a letter to be give to the church—and the ol' man burned it.

    Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Neither he nor any other was aware that mavin Newton had seen or been seen by a soul after the commission of his crime.

    Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for mavin

maven

/ˈmeɪvən/
noun
1.
(US) an expert or connoisseur
Word Origin
C20: from Yiddish, from Hebrew mevin understanding
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Word Origin and History for mavin

maven

n.

1965, from Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mebhin, literally "one who understands." Plural is mayvinim.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mavin

maintain

verb

To stay under control; to keep one's composure: While he gives this silly speech, I need to maintain

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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