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 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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CAAWide(var. of CALL) to summon
CABCommon to take or drive a taxicab
CADCommon an ungentlemanly man
CAGUltra Rare(var. of CAGOULE) cagoul
CAMCommon a rotating or sliding piece of machinery
CANCommon to put in a can (a cylindrical container)
CAPCommon to provide with a cap (a type of head covering)
CARCommon an automobile
CATCommon to hoist an anchor to the cathead
CAWCommon to utter the sound of a crow
CAYWide a small low island
CAZWide casual
CEEUltra Rare the letter C
CELUltra Rare a sheet of celluloid used in animation
CEPUltra Rare(var. of CEPE) a large mushroom
CHARare tea
CHEUltra Rare ch I
CHICommon a Greek letter
CIDUltra Rare(var. of CHIEF) highest in authority
CIGRare(var. of CIGARETTE)
CISUltra Rare having certain atoms on the same side of the molecule
CITWide not a gentleman
CLYUltra Rare(var. of STEAL) to take without right or permission
COBCommon(var. of CORNCOB) the woody core of an ear of corn
CODCommon(var. of FOOL) to deceive
COGCommon to cheat at dice
COLWide a depression between two mountains
CONCommon to study carefully
COOCommon to make the sound of a dove
COPCommon(var. of STEAL) to take without right or permission
CORWide an ancient unit of measure
COSWide a variety of lettuce
COTCommon a light, narrow bed
COWCommon(var. of INTIMIDATE)
COXCommon(var. of COXSWAIN) to steer a racing rowboat
COYCommon(var. of SHY) timid
COZRare(var. of COUSIN) a child of one's aunt or uncle
CRURare a grade or class of wine
CRYCommon(var. of WEEP) to express sorrow by shedding tears
CUBCommon the young of certain animals
CUDWide a portion of food to be chewed again
CUECommon to give a signal to an actor
CUMWide together with
CUPCommon to place in a cup (a small, open container)
CURCommon a mongrel dog
CUTCommon to divide into parts with a sharp-edged instrument
CUZUltra Rare(var. of COUSIN) a child of one's aunt or uncle
CWMRare(var. of CIRQUE) a deep, steep-walled basin on a mountain

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