Valid Three Letter Words in SOWPODS

If you want to improve your game, there's no better way than to familiarize yourself with all valid three-letter words. Many of these are in common usage, but a great number of them are rarely-used in everyday language, and known only to specialists, word-buffs and puzzle-addicts. Here we provide all playable 3-letter words in alphabetical order, along with their Wordtwist difficulty rating and a brief definition. If you'd like to learn more about a particular word, just click the underlined word to pull up alternate definitions, sample usage and pictures related to that term.

Select a letter to view all valid, three-letter words in SOWPODS (the dictionary we use on this site) which begin with that letter:

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BAAWide(var. of BLEAT) to utter the cry of a sheep
BACUltra Rare baccalaureate, a university degree
BADCommon very good
BAGCommon to put into a bag (a flexible container)
BAHWide an exclamation of disgust
BALWide(var. of BALMORAL) a type of shoe
BAMUltra Rare to strike with a dull resounding noise
BANCommon(var. of PROHIBIT) to forbid by authority
BAPWide a small bun or roll
BARCommon(var. of EXCLUDE) to shut out
BASUltra Rare(var. of BA) the eternal soul, in Egyptian mythology
BATCommon to hit a baseball
BAYCommon(var. of HOWL) to cry like a dog
BEDCommon to provide with a bed (a piece of furniture used for sleeping)
BEECommon a winged insect
BEGCommon(var. of PLEAD) to ask for earnestly
BELRare a unit of power
BENRare an inner room
BESUltra Rare(var. of BETH) a Hebrew letter
BETCommon(var. of WAGER) to risk on an uncertain outcome
BEYWide a Turkish ruler
BEZUltra Rare the second tine of a deer's horn
BIBCommon(var. of TIPPLE) to drink alcoholic beverages
BIDCommon to make a bid (an offer of a price)
BIGCommon of considerable size
BINCommon to store in a large receptacle
BIOWide(var. of BIOGRAPHY)
BISWide(var. of TWICE) two times
BITCommon(var. of RESTRAIN) to hold back from action
BIZWide(var. of BUSINESS) an occupation, profession, or trade
BOACommon a large snake
BOBCommon to move up and down
BODWide a body
BOGCommon(var. of IMPEDE) to obstruct the progress of
BOHUltra Rare exclamation used to startle
BOIWide a lesbian who adopts a boyish appearance or manners
BOKUltra Rare a South African antelope
BONUltra Rare(var. of GOOD) having positive or desirable qualities
BOOCommon to cry "boo"
BOPCommon to hit or strike
BORWide a neighbour
BOSUltra Rare(var. of BO) a pal
BOTWide the larva of a botfly
BOWCommon to bend forward
BOXCommon to put in a box (a rectangular container)
BOYCommon(var. of CHILD) a young person
BRACommon(var. of BRASSIERE)
BROWide(var. of BROTHER) a male sibling
BRRWide(var. of BRRR) used to indicate that one feels cold
BRUWide a friend
BUBWide young fellow
BUDCommon to put forth buds (undeveloped plant parts)
BUGCommon(var. of ANNOY) to be troublesome to
BUMCommon of little value; worthless
BUNCommon a small bread roll
BURWide(var. of BURR) to remove a rough edge from
BUSCommon to transport by bus (a large motor vehicle)
BUTCommon(var. of FLATFISH) any of an order of marine fishes
BUYCommon(var. of PURCHASE) to acquire by the payment of money
BYECommon a side issue
BYSCommon(var. of BY) a pass in certain card games
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    August 24, 2019, 8:24 am
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