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[mey-vuh n] /ˈmeɪ vən/

an expert or connoisseur.
(US) an expert or connoisseur

1965, from Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mebhin, literally “one who understands.” Plural is mayvinim.


To stay under control; to keep one’s composure: While he gives this silly speech, I need to maintain


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