[ 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for guesstimate
/ informal /
an estimate calculated mainly or only by guesswork
to form a guesstimate of
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