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guesstimate

or gues路ti路mate

[ verb ges-tuh-meyt; noun ges-tuh-mit, -meyt ]
/ verb 藞g蓻s t蓹藢me瑟t; noun 藞g蓻s t蓹 m瑟t, -藢me瑟t /
Informal.
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verb (used with object), guess路ti路mat路ed, guess路ti路mat路ing.
to estimate without substantial basis in facts or statistics.
noun
an estimate arrived at by guesswork.
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Origin of guesstimate

1935鈥40, Americanism; blend of guess and estimate
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British Dictionary definitions for guesstimate

guesstimate

guestimate

/ informal /

noun (藞伞蓻st瑟m瑟t)
an estimate calculated mainly or only by guesswork
verb (藞伞蓻st瑟藢me瑟t)
to form a guesstimate of
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