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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NABCommon to capture or arrest
NAEWide no; not
NAGCommon to find fault incessantly
NAHWide no
NAMUltra Rare(var. of NIM) to steal
NANWide a round flat bread
NAPCommon to sleep briefly
NASUltra Rare has not
NATWide a nationalist
NAWUltra Rare no
NAYCommon a negative vote
NEBRare the beak of a bird
NEDUltra Rare a young hooligan
NEEWide born with the name of
NEFUltra Rare an ornamental stand for table cutlery
NEGWide a photographic negative
NEKUltra Rare a mountain pass
NEPUltra Rare(var. of CATMINT) catnip
NETCommon to catch in a net (a type of openwork fabric)
NEWCommon existing only a short time
NIBWide to provide with a penpoint
NIDUltra Rare a pheasant's nest
NIEUltra Rare(var. of APPROACH) to come near or nearer to
NILCommon(var. of NOTHING) the absence of all quantity or magnitude
NIMRare(var. of STEAL) to take without right or permission
NIPCommon(var. of PINCH) to squeeze between two edges or surfaces
NISUltra Rare a friendly goblin
NITCommon the egg of a parasitic insect
NIXWide(var. of VETO) to forbid or prevent authoritatively
NOBWide a wealthy person
NODCommon to briefly lower the head forward
NOGRare to fill in a space in a wall with bricks
NOHUltra Rare the classical drama of Japan
NOMWide a name
NONCommon(var. of NOT) in no way
NOOUltra Rare now
NORCommon and not
NOSWide(var. of NO) a negative reply
NOTCommon in no way
NOWCommon the present time
NOXUltra Rare short for nitrogen oxide
NOYUltra Rare(var. of VEX) to annoy
NTHWide pertaining to an indefinitely large ordinal number
NUBWide a protuberance or knob
NUNCommon a woman belonging to a religious order
NURUltra Rare(var. of KNUR) a bump on a tree
NUSWide(var. of NU) a Greek letter
NUTCommon to gather nuts (hard-shelled dry fruits)
NYEUltra Rare(var. of APPROACH) to come near or nearer to
NYSUltra Rare(var. of NY) to approach

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