verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of guess
Synonyms for guess
Antonyms for guess
Examples from the Web for guessable
Historical Examples of guessable
Where the colonel fits is guessable enough, Mr. Yardo is presumably Expert at something but no data on what.The Lost Kafoozalum
verb (when tr, may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for guess
c.1300, gessen "to estimate, appraise," originally "take aim," probably from Scandinavian (cf. Middle Danish gitse, getze "to guess," Old Norse geta "guess, get"), possibly influenced by Middle Dutch gessen, Middle Low German gissen "to guess," all from Proto-Germanic *getiskanan "to get" (see get). Sense evolution is from "to get," to "to take aim at," to "to estimate." Meaning "to hit upon the right answer" is from 1540s. U.S. sense of "calculate, recon" is true to the oldest English meaning. Spelling with gu- is late 16c., sometimes attributed to Caxton and his early experience as a printer in Bruges. Related: Guessed; guessing. Guessing game attested from 1650s.
c.1300, from guess (v.). Verbal shrug phrase your guess is as good as mine attested from 1902.
see anyone's guess; educated guess; have another guess coming; your guess is as good as mine.