noun see second-guess

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  • second guesser — noun A person who second guesses. Such a change of heart in MacPhail, or any other second guesser, is unlikely …   Wiktionary

  • second-guesser — See second guess. * * * …   Universalium

  • second-guesser — noun see second guess …   Useful english dictionary

  • second-guess — (v.) 1941, back formation from second guesser (1937), American English, originally baseball slang for a fan who loudly questions decisions by players, managers, etc.; perhaps from guesser in the baseball slang sense of umpire …   Etymology dictionary

  • second-guess — second guesser, n. /sek euhnd ges /, v.t. 1. to use hindsight in criticizing or correcting. 2. to predict (something) or outguess (someone): We must try to second guess what he ll do next. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • second-guess — [sek′ənd ges′] vt., vi. Informal to use hindsight in criticizing or advising (someone), re solving (a past problem), remaking (a decision), etc. second guesser n …   English World dictionary

  • second-guess — transitive verb Date: 1941 1. to criticize or question actions or decisions of (someone) often after the results of those actions or decisions are known < meet almost every morning and, over coffee, second guess the local coach Bruce Newman >;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • second-guess — verb a) to attempt to predict or anticipate. b) to vet or evaluate; to criticize or correct, often by hindsight, by presuming to have a better idea, method, etc. See Also …   Wiktionary

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