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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ICECommon to cover with ice (frozen water)
ICHUltra Rare a disease of certain fishes
ICKUltra Rare used to express disgust
ICYCommon covered with ice
IDEUltra Rare a European freshwater fish
IDSWide(var. of ID) a part of the psyche
IFFUltra Rare if and only if
IFSCommon(var. of IF) a possibility
IGGUltra Rare(var. of IGNORE) to refuse to notice
ILKCommon a class or kind
ILLCommon(var. of EVIL) morally bad
IMPCommon to graft feathers onto a bird's wing
INKCommon to mark with ink (a colored fluid used for writing)
INNCommon to put up at an inn (a public lodging house)
INSCommon(var. of IN) to harvest
IONCommon an electrically charged atom
IOSUltra Rare(var. of IO) a cry of joy
IRECommon(var. of ANGER) to make angry
IRKCommon to annoy or weary
ISHUltra Rare a Scottish law term for expiry
ISMWide a distinctive theory or doctrine
ISOUltra Rare film replay facilities
ITAWide the miriti palm
ITSCommon the possessive form of the pronoun it
IVYCommon a climbing vine
IWIWide(var. of TRIBE) a group of people sharing a common ancestry, language, and culture
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    February 16, 2020, 10:34 pm
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    February 16, 2020, 10:34 pm
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    February 16, 2020, 10:34 pm
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    February 16, 2020, 10:33 pm
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