Definition of maven in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪv(ə)n


[often with modifier] North American informal
  • An expert or connoisseur: fashion mavens call beige oatmeal
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    • I swear to you, if my father starts wearing his beige and brown leisure suit again, I will make the fashion mavens responsible for this pay.
    • Academics and poverty mavens know this to be the case, though they try to soften the harshness of its implications.
    • I'm glad that he pointed out that being a great type designer does not make one a typewriter history maven.


1960s: Yiddish.

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