Definition of guesstimate
: an estimate usually made without adequate information
guesstimateplay \ˈge-stə-ˌmāt\ transitive verb
Recent Examples of guesstimate from the Web
But in February Harry Enten made a credible rough guesstimate: Since 2012 (or when most states instituted the current House district lines), Republicans have won, on average, 51 percent of the two-party House vote and 55 percent of House seats.
Savage derived it by combining a good-faith guesstimate by researcher and noted eccentric T.D. Luckey with a textbook’s reasonable, but unsupported human cell count.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'guesstimate'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of guesstimate
blend of guess and estimate
First Known Use: 1923See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up guesstimate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).