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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To make an estimate based on guesswork.
noun: An estimate based on guesswork.
A blend of guess + estimate. Earliest documented use: 1936.
“When the measuring cap that comes with the medicine bottle gets gooey and gummed up, the temptation is to grab a kitchen spoon to guesstimate a teaspoon’s worth of liquid medicine. It doesn’t really work.”
Roni Caryn Rabin; Health; International Herald Tribune (Paris, France); Jan 14, 2010.
See more usage examples of guesstimate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. -Lord Acton, historian (10 Jan 1834-1902)