Date: 1900-2000
Language: Yiddish
Origin: meyvn, from Hebrew l'havin 'to understand'

maven

noun
     
ma‧ven [countable]
American English someone who knows a lot about a particular subject
food/fashion/sports etc maven
A food maven could also be called a gourmet.

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