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guesswork

[ges-wurk] /ˈgɛsˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work or procedure based on or consisting of the making of guesses or conjectures.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; guess + work
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British Dictionary definitions for guess work

guesswork

/ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
a set of conclusions, estimates, etc, arrived at by guessing
2.
the process of making guesses
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Word Origin and History for guess work

guesswork

n.

also guess-work, 1725, from guess + work (n.).

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