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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OAFCommon a clumsy, stupid person
OAKCommon a hardwood tree or shrub
OARCommon to propel with oars (long, broad-bladed poles)
OATWide a cereal grass
OBAUltra Rare a hereditary chief in Benin and Nigeria
OBEUltra Rare(var. of OBEAH) a form of sorcery of African origin
OBIWide(var. of OBEAH) a form of sorcery of African origin
OBOUltra Rare an oil bulk ore vessel
OBSWide(var. of OB) an objection
OCAUltra Rare a South American herb
OCHWide expressing impatience
ODAUltra Rare a room in a harem
ODDCommon(var. of UNUSUAL) not usual
ODECommon a lyric poem
ODSUltra Rare(var. of OD) a hypothetical force of natural power
OESUltra Rare(var. of OE) a whirlwind off the Faeroe islands
OFFCommon to go away
OFTWide(var. of OFTEN) frequently
OHMCommon a unit of electrical resistance
OHOWide used to express surprise or exultation
OHSCommon(var. of OH) to exclaim in surprise, pain, or desire
OIKWide(var. of BOOR) a rude person
OILCommon to supply with oil (a greasy liquid used for lubrication, fuel, or illumination)
OKARare a Turkish unit of weight
OKERare(var. of OKA) a Turkish unit of weight
OLDCommon living or existing for a relatively long time
OLEWide a shout of approval
OLMUltra Rare a cave-dwelling European salamander
OMSWide(var. of OM) a mantra used in contemplation of ultimate reality
ONECommon a number
ONOWide a large mackerel
ONSUltra Rare(var. of ON) the side of the wicket where a batsman stands in cricket
ONYUltra Rare(var. of ANY) one, no matter which
OOFRare(var. of MONEY) an official medium of exchange and measure of value
OOHWide to exclaim in amazement, joy, or surprise
OOMUltra Rare uncle
OONUltra Rare(var. of OVEN) an enclosed compartment in which substances are heated
OOPUltra Rare(var. of OUP) to bind with thread
OORUltra Rare our
OOSUltra Rare(var. of OO) wool
OOTUltra Rare out
OPEWide(var. of OPEN) affording unobstructed access, passage, or view
OPSWide(var. of OP) a style of abstract art
OPTCommon(var. of CHOOSE) to take by preference
ORARare(var. of OS) an orifice
ORBWide to form into a circle or sphere
ORCUltra Rare a marine mammal
ORDWide a beginning
ORECommon a mineral or rock containing a valuable metal
ORFUltra Rare a viral infection of sheep
ORSUltra Rare(var. of OR) the heraldic color gold
ORTRare a scrap of food
OSEUltra Rare(var. of ESKER) a narrow ridge of gravel and sand
OUDRare a stringed instrument of northern Africa
OUKUltra Rare(var. of WEEK) a period of seven days
OUPUltra Rare to bind with thread
OURCommon a possessive form of the pronoun we
OUSUltra Rare(var. of OU) a man; a bloke
OUTCommon to be revealed
OVACommon(var. of OVUM) the female reproductive cell of animals
OWECommon to be under obligation to pay or repay
OWLCommon a nocturnal bird
OWNCommon to have as a belonging
OWTUltra Rare(var. of ANYTHING) a thing of any kind
OXOUltra Rare containing oxygen
OXYUltra Rare containing oxygen
OYEUltra Rare(var. of OY) used to express dismay or pain
OYSUltra Rare(var. of OY) used to express dismay or pain
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  • bad-driver bad-driver scored a new best word with UNTRANSMUTABLENESSES (38 pts) on board #554659 5x5
    April 19, 2021, 6:53 pm
  • bad-driver bad-driver scored a new longest word with UNTRANSMUTABLENESSES (20 letters) on board #554659 5x5
    April 19, 2021, 6:53 pm
  • Bruisin Bruisin set a new total words record with 81 words on board #569179 4x4
    April 19, 2021, 6:52 pm
  • boggleholic boggleholic set a new high score record of 582 points on board #504302 5x5
    April 19, 2021, 6:51 pm
  • boggleholic boggleholic set a new total words record with 115 words on board #504302 5x5
    April 19, 2021, 6:51 pm
  • LovesWords LovesWords scored a new best word with HERBIVOROUSNESSES (32 pts) on board #525862 5x5
    April 19, 2021, 6:50 pm
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