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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PACUltra Rare a shoe patterned after a moccasin
PADCommon to line or stuff with soft material
PAHWide used as an exclamation of disgust
PALCommon to associate as friends
PAMWide the jack of clubs in certain card games
PANCommon to criticize harshly
PAPCommon a soft food for infants
PARCommon to shoot in a standard number of strokes in golf
PASCommon a dance step
PATCommon to touch lightly
PAVUltra Rare(var. of PAVLOVA) a meringue dessert
PAWCommon to strike or scrape with a beating motion
PAXRare a ceremonial embrace given to signify Christian love and unity
PAYCommon to give money or something of value in exchange for goods or services
PEACommon the edible seed of an annual herb
PECRare a chest muscle
PEDWide a natural soil aggregate
PEEWide the letter P
PEGCommon to fasten with a peg (a wooden pin)
PEHUltra Rare(var. of PE) a Hebrew letter
PENCommon to write with a pen (an instrument for writing with fluid ink)
PEPCommon to fill with energy
PERCommon for each
PESRare a foot or footlike part
PETCommon to caress with the hand
PEWCommon a bench for seating people in church
PHIWide a Greek letter
PHOUltra Rare(var. of FOH) faugh
PHTUltra Rare used as an expression of mild anger or annoyance
PIAUltra Rare a membrane of the brain
PICWide a photograph
PIECommon(var. of PI) a Greek letter
PIGCommon to bear pigs (cloven-hoofed mammals)
PINCommon to fasten with a pin (a slender, pointed piece of metal)
PIPWide to break through the shell of an egg
PIRUltra Rare a Muslim title of honour
PISCommon(var. of PI) a Greek letter
PITCommon to mark with cavities or depressions
PIUWide more -- used as a musical direction
PIXWide(var. of PYX) a container in which the eucharistic bread is kept
PLUUltra Rare(var. of PLEW) a beaver skin
PLYCommon to supply with or offer repeatedly
POAUltra Rare a type of plant
PODCommon to produce seed vessels
POHUltra Rare used to express disgust
POIWide a Hawaiian food
POMWide(var. of POMMY) an immigrant from the British Isles
POOWide(var. of DEFECATE) to discharge feces
POPCommon to make a sharp, explosive sound
POSWide(var. of PO) a chamberpot
POTCommon to put in a pot (a round, fairly deep container)
POWWide an explosive sound
POXWide to infect with syphilis
POZUltra Rare(var. of POSITIVE) certain
PREUltra Rare(var. of BEFORE) previously
PROCommon an argument or vote in favor of something
PRYCommon to inquire impertinently into private matters
PSIWide a Greek letter
PSTUltra Rare(var. of PSST) used to attract someone's attention
PUBCommon(var. of TAVERN) a place where liquor is sold to be drunk on the premises
PUDWide(var. of PUDDING) a thick, soft dessert
PUGWide to fill in with clay or mortar
PUHUltra Rare an exclamation of disgust
PULRare a coin of Afghanistan
PUNCommon to make a pun (a play on words)
PUPCommon to give birth to puppies
PURUltra Rare(var. of PURR) to utter a low, vibrant sound
PUSCommon a viscous fluid formed in infected tissue
PUTCommon to place in a particular position
PUYUltra Rare a small volcanic cone
PYARare a copper coin of Burma
PYERare a book of ecclesiastical rules in the pre-Reformation English church
PYXWide a container in which the eucharistic bread is kept
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