Abbreviation:
Pulling Numbers Out Of My Ass
(see also: pudouma)

To support one's arguments with arbitrary numbers that may or may not seem plausible.

Professionals (i.e. people who get paid for making PNOOMA-statements) prefer to use terms akin to "Qualified Estimate" or "Economic Calculus/Forecast" instead.
"This is completely PNOOMA, but about five million people in China miss both their front teeth."

A:"<statement involving statistics>"
B:"I don't believe this. It seems like PNOOMA to me."
by evilcandybag May 04, 2009

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