guesswork

[ ges-wurk ]
/ ˈgɛsˌwɜrk /

noun

work or procedure based on or consisting of the making of guesses or conjectures.

Origin of guesswork

First recorded in 1715–25; guess + work
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for guesswork

British Dictionary definitions for guesswork

guesswork

/ (ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk) /

noun

a set of conclusions, estimates, etc, arrived at by guessing
the process of making guesses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012