[ verb ges-tuh-meyt; noun ges-tuh-mit, -meyt ]
/ verb ˈgɛs təˌmeɪt; noun ˈgɛs tə mɪt, -ˌmeɪt /
verb (used with object), guess·ti·mat·ed, guess·ti·mat·ing.
to estimate without substantial basis in facts or statistics.
an estimate arrived at by guesswork.
essentially, nearly, basically, practically, thought, opinion, conjecture, belief, presumption, hunch, hypothesis, thesis, guesswork, supposition, inference, guess, evaluation, projection, assessment, measure
- guesclin, bertrand du,
- guesde, jules,
- guess again,
- guest beer,
- guest flag,
- guest house
Origin of guesstimate
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/ informal /
an estimate calculated mainly or only by guesswork
to form a guesstimate of
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