Maven - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmeɪvn|  American pronunciation of the word maven
Brit.  |ˈmeɪv(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word maven

noun

- someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field (syn: ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard)

Examples

A food maven could also be called a gourmet.

...an investment maven, he was doing well even when the market was doing poorly...

...a science-fiction maven who could talk for hours about fictional technology...

Word forms

noun
singular: maven
plural: mavens
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