Definition of ballpark
- my first guess wasn't even in the ballpark
hit a home run out of the ballpark
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We don't know exactly how many people live in this city, but a ballpark figure would be about two million.
I suspect that the ballpark costs we were quoted for the kitchen renovation will turn out to be too low.
First Known Use: 1960See Words from the same year
: a park in which baseball games are played : a baseball park or stadium
: not exact but close in number or amount : approximately correct
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