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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UDORare a Japanese herb
UDSUltra Rare(var. of OATH) a formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge
UEYUltra Rare a U turn
UFOUltra Rare an unidentified flying object
UGHCommon the sound of a cough or grunt
UGSUltra Rare(var. of UG) to arouse loathing in
UKEUltra Rare(var. of UKELELE) ukulele
ULEUltra Rare a rubber tree
ULUUltra Rare an Eskimo knife
UMMUltra Rare(var. of UM) used to indicate hesitation
UMPWide(var. of UMPIRE) to act as umpire (a person appointed to rule on the plays in a game)
UMUUltra Rare(var. of OVEN) an enclosed compartment in which substances are heated
UNIWide university
UNSUltra Rare(var. of UN) one
UPOUltra Rare(var. of UPON) on
UPSCommon(var. of UP) to raise
URBUltra Rare an urban area
URDUltra Rare an annual bean grown in India
UREUltra Rare a wild ox
URNCommon(var. of VASE) a rounded, decorative container
URPUltra Rare(var. of VOMIT) to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
USECommon to put into service
UTAUltra Rare any of a genus of large lizards
UTEUltra Rare a utility vehicle
UTSUltra Rare(var. of UT) the musical tone C in the French solmization system now replaced by do
UTUUltra Rare retribution
UVAUltra Rare a grape
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    June 13, 2021, 9:39 pm
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    June 13, 2021, 9:39 pm
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    June 13, 2021, 9:39 pm
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    June 13, 2021, 9:38 pm
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