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Blend of guess +‎ estimate.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɛs.tə.mət/, [ˈɡɛs.tɪ̈.mɪ̈ʔ(t̚)]
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɛs.təˌmeɪt/, [ˈɡɛs.tɪ̈ˌmeɪ̯ʔ(t̚)]
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Noun edit

guesstimate (plural guesstimates)

  1. (informal) An estimate that is hardly any better than a guess, often because it is based on insufficient or unreliable data.
    I'm not sure how many people were at the festival. My best guesstimate is 50,000.

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guesstimate (third-person singular simple present guesstimates, present participle guesstimating, simple past and past participle guesstimated)

  1. (intransitive) To make a guesstimate.
  2. (transitive) To make a guesstimate of a specific quantity.

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