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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YADUltra Rare a handheld pointer used for reading the Torah
YAEWide(var. of AE) one
YAGUltra Rare a synthetic garnet
YAHRare used as an exclamation of disgust
YAKCommon(var. of CHATTER) to talk rapidly and trivially
YAMCommon a plant having an edible root
YAPCommon to bark shrilly
YARUltra Rare(var. of YARE) nimble
YAWWide to deviate from an intended course
YAYUltra Rare(var. of YEA) an affirmative vote
YEAWide an affirmative vote
YEHUltra Rare yeah
YENCommon(var. of YEARN) to have a strong or deep desire
YEPWide an affirmative reply
YESCommon to give an affirmative reply to
YETCommon up to now
YEWCommon an evergreen tree or shrub
YEXUltra Rare(var. of HICCUP) to make a peculiar-sounding, spasmodic inhalation
YGOUltra Rare(var. of GO) to move along
YIDWide a Jew (offensive term)
YINWide the feminine passive principle in Chinese cosmology
YIPWide(var. of YELP) to utter a sharp, shrill cry
YOBWide(var. of HOOLIGAN) a hoodlum
YODRare a Hebrew letter
YOKUltra Rare a boisterous laugh
YOMUltra Rare(var. of DAY) the time between sunrise and sunset
YONWide(var. of YONDER) over there
YOSUltra Rare(var. of YO) used to call attention or to express affirmation
YOUCommon something identified with the person addressed
YOWWide(var. of YOWL) to utter a loud, long, mournful cry
YUGUltra Rare an age of time in Hinduism
YUKWide to laugh loudly
YUMWide used to express pleasurable satisfaction
YUPWide(var. of YUPPIE) a young professional person working in a city
YUSUltra Rare(var. of YU) a precious jade
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  • John13verse34 John13verse34 scored a new longest word with EVANGELISTS (11 letters) on board #202239 5x5
    September 26, 2020, 6:24 pm
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    September 26, 2020, 6:24 pm
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    September 26, 2020, 6:22 pm
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    September 26, 2020, 6:22 pm
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    September 26, 2020, 6:19 pm
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    September 26, 2020, 6:19 pm
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