[verb ges-tuh-meyt; noun ges-tuh-mit, -meyt] /verb ˈgɛs təˌmeɪt; noun ˈgɛs tə mɪt, -ˌmeɪt/ Informal.
verb (used with object), guesstimated, guesstimating.
to estimate without substantial basis in facts or statistics.
an estimate arrived at by guesswork.
an estimate calculated mainly or only by guesswork
to form a guesstimate of
1902, a blending of guess (v.) and estimate. Related: Guesstimated; guesstimating. As a noun, from 1906.
An approximation based on calculation and guesswork
: Let’s guesstimate a yield of four percent (1934+)
- Guess what
verb To feign a conjecture when the truth is blatantly obvious; you’ll never guess, surprise surprise: The only one bold enough to call the proposal a smoke screen disguising congressional complicity was Colorado Republican Armstrong. Guess what? He’s retiring this year/ Kissinger’s scheme outlined a framework between the two superpowers to be arranged by a […]
[ges-wurk] /ˈgɛsˌwɜrk/ noun 1. or procedure based on or consisting of the making of or conjectures. /ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk/ noun 1. a set of conclusions, estimates, etc, arrived at by guessing 2. the process of making guesses n. also guess-work, 1725, from guess + work (n.).
[gest] /gɛst/ noun 1. a person who spends some time at another person’s home in some social activity, as a visit, dinner, or party. 2. a person who receives the hospitality of a club, a city, or the like. 3. a person who patronizes a hotel, restaurant, etc., for the lodging, food, or entertainment it […]
- Guest beer
noun 1. a draught beer stocked by a bar, often for a limited period, in addition to its usual range