From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishguesstimateguess‧ti‧mate /ˈɡestəmət/ noun [countable] informal 🔊 🔊 GUESSan attempt to judge a quantity by guessing it → estimate 🔊 Could you give us a guesstimate of the numbers involved? —guesstimate /-tɪmeɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]
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guesstimate• Are these limits evidence-based or guesstimates to pullreassuringwool over our eyes?• The problem with any such guesstimate is that, of course, we are basing our calculations on a statisticalsample of one.From Longman Business Dictionaryguesstimateguess‧ti‧mate /ˈgestəmət/ noun [countable] informalan attempt to judge an amount or quantity by guessing itIn these uncertain economic times, Wall Street earnings estimates more closely resemble guesstimates. —guesstimate /-meɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]In the absence of usable pricing information, the best most lawyers can do is to guesstimate a fee before they start work.