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Jun 13 2020 21

Maven is a noun that refers to an expert at a particular topic.

Our word of the day’s earliest incarnation is from Hebrew and means ‘one who understands.’ It was later imported into Yiddish and eventually, English as a synonym of ‘expert’ or ‘connoisseur.’

I’m no wine maven, but this particular brand just doesn’t seem quite right. It doesn’t take an expert in alcoholic beverages to know that wine isn’t supposed to taste like Kool aid.