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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RADWide(var. of FEAR) to be afraid of
RAGCommon(var. of SCOLD) to rebuke harshly
RAHWide used to cheer on a team or player
RAIUltra Rare a style of popular Algerian music
RAJWide dominion; sovereignty
RAMCommon to strike with great force
RANCommon(var. of RUN) to move by rapid steps
RAPCommon to strike sharply
RASUltra Rare an Ethiopian prince
RATCommon to hunt rats (long-tailed rodents)
RAWCommon(var. of UNCOOKED) cook
RAXUltra Rare to stretch out
RAYCommon to emit rays (narrow beams of light)
REBUltra Rare a Confederate soldier
RECWide(var. of RECREATION) creation
REDCommon(var. of REDD) to put in order
REEUltra Rare the female Eurasian sandpiper
REFWide(var. of REFEREE) to supervise the play in certain sports
REHUltra Rare salt or Indian soil
REIUltra Rare an erroneous English form for a former Portuguese coin
REMWide a quantity of ionizing radiation
RENUltra Rare(var. of RUN) to move by rapid steps
REOWide a New Zealand language
REPWide(var. of REPRESENT) present
RESWide a particular thing or matter
RETWide to soak in order to loosen the fiber from the woody tissue
REVCommon to increase the speed of
REWUltra Rare regret
REXUltra Rare an animal with a single wavy layer of hair
REZUltra Rare(var. of RES) a particular thing or matter
RHOWide a Greek letter
RHYUltra Rare a grass
RIARare a long, narrow inlet
RIBCommon to poke fun at
RIDCommon to free from something objectionable
RIFUltra Rare to dismiss from employment
RIGCommon to put in proper condition for use
RIMCommon to provide with a rim (an outer edge)
RINUltra Rare to run or melt
RIPCommon to tear or cut apart roughly
RITWide(var. of SCRATCH) to make a thin, shallow cut or mark on
RIZUltra Rare(var. of RISE) to move upward
ROBCommon to take property from illegally
ROCRare a legendary bird of prey
RODCommon to provide with a rod (a straight, slender piece of wood, metal, or other material)
ROECommon the mass of eggs within a female fish
ROKUltra Rare a legendary bird
ROMWide a Gypsy man or boy
ROORare(var. of KANGAROO) an Australian mammal
ROTCommon(var. of DECOMPOSE)
ROWCommon to propel by means of oars
RUBCommon to move along the surface of a body with pressure
RUCUltra Rare(var. of ROC) a legendary bird of prey
RUDUltra Rare(var. of REDDEN) to make or become red
RUECommon to feel sorrow or remorse for
RUGCommon to tear roughly
RUMCommon(var. of ODD) unusual
RUNCommon to move by rapid steps
RUTCommon to make ruts (grooves) in
RYARare a Scandinavian handwoven rug
RYECommon a cereal grass

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