American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal An estimate based on conjecture.
- n. informal An estimate that is hardly any better than a guess, often because it is based on insufficient or unreliable data.
- v. intransitive To make a guesstimate.
- v. transitive To make a guesstimate of a specific quantity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an estimate based on little information, being little better than a guess.
- v. estimate based on a calculation
- n. an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing
- Blend of guess and estimate (Wiktionary)
- Blend of guess and estimate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My guesstimate is that they have not and in fact, have a higher standard of living than their "counterparts" (isn't that term entirely relative and even artificial?) 10, 20 and 30 years ago did.”
“My guesstimate is that half of the officially unemployed have been out of work for over a year.”
“My best guesstimate is that Kasten wasn’t brought here to build the Washington Braves.”
“Ivan Arbuthnot, who is on secondment to the NAHT from his role as principal of Priory Integrated College in Holywood, said: "We have been told that we should soon get indicative budgets - a 'guesstimate' - which will put funding at the same as last year.”
“I'm not even going to try to "guesstimate" how many words I've written on LJ over the past six years.”
“John Curry, spokesman for BP, said the 5,000-barrel-a-day figure was just a "guesstimate" as "it's very difficult to accurately gauge how much there is.”
“To put this kind of guesstimate story out there is a disservice to your readers and as it will no doubt be referenced further down the line, should be an embarrassment to Harvard University.”
“The HRW survey concludes that as many as 600 civilians died and several thousand were injured in the 90 strikes, a toll lower than a Pentagon "guesstimate" of 1,500 civilian deaths.”
“Because of UBS's caginess in disclosing full losses thus far, Stalmann says his 'guesstimate' is up to $40 billion in exposure not yet publicly known.”
“I'm guessing at that number but, judging from the square miles of parked buses and autos in the highways and fields and vacant lots around the outskirts, plus the crowds in the streets of the little town, I'm probably not far off in my 'guesstimate'.”
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