Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An estimate based on conjecture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an estimate based on little information, being little better than a guess.

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  • noun informal An estimate that is hardly any better than a guess, often because it is based on insufficient or unreliable data.
  • verb intransitive To make a guesstimate.
  • verb transitive To make a guesstimate of a specific quantity.

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

  • verb estimate based on a calculation
  • noun an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Blend of guess and estimate.]

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Blend of guess and estimate

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