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v. to fill in missing data with a wild-ass guess; to reconcile a deficiency in data by making shit up that gives you the result you desire.

Named after celebrity economist Thomas Piketty, who filled in the gaps in his argument by making up numbers and passing them off as historical data.
I forgot to save my receipts for that meal, so I'll just piketty the expense report, claim it was $1000, and take a vacation with the difference.

I guess I should've studied for that test more. I pikettied half the answers.
by wealthinequality November 01, 2014
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