maven (MAY-ven) noun
1. One who has obstinately elevated their own interest and knowledge in a subject to the level of self-assuredly without error. The qualifications of such include a degree of plausible inexactitude and invalidity combined with the willingness to proclaim said knowledge and qualification in a lugubrious or pedantic manner. They are common in the fields of language and wine. Synonyms: snob, prig.
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