Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who guesses; especially someone who can make a reasonable prediction from little evidence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who guesses; one who forms or gives an opinion without means of knowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who guesses or conjectures; one who decides or gives an opinion without certain means of knowing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who guesses

Etymologies

to guess + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • York, where a second-guesser is merely an apprentice working his way up to the truly good stuff.

    USATODAY.com - Managerial decisions magnified

  • Wired later revealed that the hacker used an automated password guesser to figure out the Twitter admin's password, which was "happiness."

    CNET News.com

  • As Bruce rightly pointed out, to avoid falling victim to a password guesser users need to make their passwords more complex but with us requiring multiple PINs and passwords to access just one bank account this could get messy.

    Technology: Technology blog | guardian.co.uk

  • Federal Trade Commission charges Thursday, Twitter is is just now accepting responsibility for past privacy and security lapses that resulted in involved a hacker's automated password guesser, which uncovered a Twitter administrative password that was a lower case, dictionary word (in other words: not very secure), resulting in a number of prominent users 'accounts -- including Barack Obama's -- being used to transmit spammy offers for free gasoline. hacker gaining access to a Twitter employee's personal email account, and eventually to personal information about founder Evan Williams.

    DailyFinance

  • This 'guesser' went 0-10 in basic Armenian sentences.

    languagehat.com: LANGUAGE GUESSER.

  • When this is done, the "guesser" is allowed to come in, and he asks each person a question separately.

    My Book of Indoor Games

  • "guesser" has to try his powers over several times before succeeding.

    My Book of Indoor Games

  • Turns out that Poe's great sleuth, Dupin, in the course of describing his methodology, makes a glancingand slighting reference to a gentleman named Vidocq, whom he immediately dismisses as "a good guesser" lacking "educated thought" and constantly erring "by the very intensity of his investigations."

    Louis Bayard - An interview with author

  • If you think this sort of thing gets more fun on the second try, you might be a bad guesser.

    A Year Without Fear

  • Make no assumptions that you will be a great guesser.

    Lessons learned from polyamory. « Love | Peace | Ohana

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