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maven

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmavenma‧ven /ˈmeɪvən/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 American EnglishINTELLIGENT someone who knows a lot about a particular subjectfood/fashion/sports etc maven 🔊 A food maven could also be called a gourmet.
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mavenThus, the cash registers, not fashion mavens, choose the hues of the season.Recipes will be judged on originality and compatibility with the wine by a panel of chefs and Bay Area food mavens.What do film industry mavens make of this situation?But now, with more-affordable computer equipment and software available, any would-be market maven can analyze a universe of stocks.Media mavens contend that the visual comparison of the two men side by side is half the battle.The most free-spending hired guns are all well-known by political mavens inside the Beltway.Brown tapped veteran social maven Charlotte Mailliard Swig to her former post as protocol chief.food/fashion/sports etc mavenRecipes will be judged on originality and compatibility with the wine by a panel of chefs and Bay Area food mavens.Thus, the cash registers, not fashion mavens, choose the hues of the season.
From Longman Business Dictionarymavenma‧ven /ˈmeɪvən/ noun [countable] American English someone who knows a lot about a particular subject SYN EXPERTStockmarket mavens say such a pattern usually signals more gains ahead.
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