guesswork

noun guess·work \ ˈges-ˌwərk \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of guesswork

: work performed or results obtained by guess : conjecture

Examples of guesswork in a Sentence

  1. Calculating the drug's long-term effects is pure guesswork.

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First Known Use of guesswork

1725


GUESSWORK Defined for English Language Learners

guesswork

noun

Definition of guesswork for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of finding an answer by guessing


GUESSWORK Defined for Kids

guesswork

noun guess·work \ ˈges-ˌwərk \

Definition of guesswork for Students

: work done or results gotten by guessing


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