Definition of Mavin

   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
mavin
 
SYLLABICATION:ma·vin
VARIANT FORMS: also ma·ven
NOUN: A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert.
ETYMOLOGY:Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mbîn, active participle of hbîn, to understand, derived stem of bîn, to discern.
 
 
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