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3-Letter Words Defined

  • Some words may have multiple meanings (not listed here)
  • Interjections cannot be pluralised (exceptions are stated)
  • Nouns can be pluralised with "S" or "ES" as appropriate (exceptions are
  • Unusual plurals and verbal extensions are always listed.
  • Noun forms are not shown where verb forms exist
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AAH v. to express surprise
AAL n. an East Indian shrub
AAS plural of AA n. rough lava
ABA n. an outer garment worn by Arabs
ABB n. a textile yarn
ABO n. an aboriginal
ABS plural of AB n. an abdominal muscle
ABY v. to pay as a penalty
(also ABYE; pa.t. ABID)
ACE v. to play a winning serve in tennis
ACH interj. (Scots.) expressing
impatience (also OCH)
ACT v. to do in a specified way
ADD v. to make an addition
ADO n. a bustle or fuss
ADS plural of AD n. an advertisement
ADZ n. a cutting tool (also ADZE & v.)
AFF adv. off
AFT prep. behind; near stern of a vessel
AGA n. a Turkish commander
AGE v. to grow old (pr.p. also AGEING)
AGO adv. in the past; since
AGS plural of AG n. agriculture
AHA interj. expressing surprise or triumph
AHI n. a tuna
AHS present tense of AH v. to exclaim
"ah" in delight
AIA n. an Indian nurse-maid
AID v. to help
AIL v. to be indisposed
AIM v. to point or direct
AIN n. a Hebrew letter
AIR v. to make opinions known publicly
AIS plural of AI n. a three-toed sloth
AIT n. a small island
AKA n. a NZ vine
AKE v. (obs.) to ache
ALA n. an outgrowth on a fruit
(pl. ALAE)
ALB n. a priest's long, white vestment
ALE n. a kind of beer
ALF n. an uncultivated Australian
ALL n. the whole; everything & everyone
ALP n. a mountain
ALS plural of AL n. an East Indian tree
ALT n. a high tone
ALU n. (Hindi) a potato (also ALOO)
AMA n. a maid (also AMAH)
AME n. (French) a soul
AMI n. a friend
AMP n. ampere or amplifier
v. excite
AMU n. a unit of mass
ANA n. a collection of anecdotes
AND n. the "&" symbol; something added
ANE n. (Scots.) one
ANI n. a tropical American bird
ANN n. a payment to a parish minister's
widow (also ANNAT)
ANS plural as in IFS AND ANS, things
that might have happened,
but which did not
ANT n. an insect
ANY adj. some; whichever
APE v. to imitate
APO n. a protein
APP n. an application program
APT v. (obs.) to adapt
ARB n. an arbitrageur, a share trader
ARC v. to form an arc
ARD n. a primitive plough
ARE n. a unit of metric land measure
ARF n. a barking sound
ARK v. to place in an ark
ARM v. to provide with weapons
ARS plural of AR n. the letter "R"
ART n. the creation of works of beauty
ARY adj. (dial.) any
ASH v. to reduce to ash
ASK v. to request, inquire or invite
ASP n. a venomous snake
ASS n. a long haired horse-like animal
ATE n. a reckless ambition
ATS plural a Laotian monetary unit
ATT n. a Laotian monetary unit (pl. ATT)
AUA n. a NZ fish
AUE interj. (Maori) of astonishment
AUF n. an elf's child
AUK n. a type of sea-bird
AVA n. an aromatic plant of the pepper
family (also KAVA)
AVE n. a prayer to the Virgin Mary
AVO n. a monetary unit of Macao
AWA adv. (Scots.) away
AWE v. to strike with awe
(pr.p. also AWEING)
AWK n. a computer-programming language
used for data processing
AWL n. a pointed tool for boring
AWN v. to shelter with an awning
AXE v. to chop or cut down
AYE n. a "yes" vote (also AY)
AYS the plural of AY n. a "yes" vote
(also AYE)
AYU n. a small edible fish
AZO adj. containing nitrogen

BAA v. to bleat as a sheep
BAC n. short for baccalaureate
BAD n. something that is evil
BAG v. to put in a pouch or sack
BAH interj. expressing disgust
BAL n. a balmoral shrub
BAM v. to hoax or cheat (n. BAMMER)
BAN v. to forbid or prohibit
BAP n. a large, flat bread roll
BAR v. to obstruct or prevent
BAS plural of BA n. (Egypt) the soul
BAT v. to strike a ball (n. BATTER)
BAY v. to bark or howl
BED v. to put in a sleeping area
BEE n. an insect that makes honey
BEG v. to ask for (n. BEGGAR)
BEL n. a measure of noise
BEN n. a mountain
BES n. a Hebrew Letter (plural BESES)
BET v. to wager (pa.t. also BETTED;
BEY n. a Turkish governor
BEZ n. the second tine of a deer's horn
BIB v. to tipple (n. BIBBER)
BID v. to make an offer
BIG v. (Scots.) to build; adj. large
BIN v. to place into a bin
BIO n. a short form of biography
BIS plural of BI n. a bisexual
BIT v. to curb or restrain
BIZ n. (slang) business
BOA n. a large constricting snake
BOB v. to move quickly up and down
BOD n. a person
BOG v. to sink
BOH interj. an exclamation used to startle someone (pl. BOHS)
BOI n. a boyish lesbian
BOK n. a goat or antelope
BON adj. good
BOO v. to make a sound expressing
disapproval or contempt
BOP v. to dance to pop music
BOR n. (E. Anglia) a neighbour
BOS plural of BO n. (US) a man
BOT v. to cadge
BOW v. to bend down in greeting
BOX v. to put into a box; to fist fight
BOY v. to play (a female part) as a boy
BRA n. a brassiere
BRO n. (colloq.) brother
BRR interj. to show feeling cold
(also BRRR)
BRU n. a friend
BUB n. (colloq.) a baby
BUD v. to produce buds (n. BUDDER)
BUG v. to annoy

BUM v. to loaf about (n. BUMMER);
adj. worthless
BUN n. a sweet roll or cake
BUR v. to whisper hoarsely
BUS v. to travel by bus (pa.t. BUSED)
BUT v. to put forward as an objection
BUY v. to purchase (n. BUYER)
BYE n. a pass to the next round
(of a competition, etc.)
BYS plural of BY n. same as BYE

CAA v. to call
CAB v. to travel by taxi
CAD n. a dishonourable man
CAG n. a cagoule
CAM v. to whiten with camstone
CAN v. to store in a metallic cylinder
CAP v. to put a limit on something
CAR n. an automobile
CAT v. to vomit
CAW v. to cry as a crow (also KAW)
CAY n. a low islet
CAZ abbrev. CASUAL
CEE n. the letter "C"
CEL n. celluloid
CEP n. a kind of edible mushroom
CHA n. tea
CHE pron. (dial.) I
CHI n. feminine of CHAL n. a fellow
or person (also KHI)
CID n. a chief, captain or hero
CIG n. short for cigarette
CIS adj. having certain atoms on the
same side of the molecule
CIT n. a dishonourable man
CLY v. to seize or steal
COB v. to strike
COD v. to make fun of (n. CODDER)
COG v. to con or cheat (n. COGGER)
COL n. a pass in a mountain range
CON v. to trick, or persuade by
dishonest means (n. CONNER)
COO v. to make a sound like a dove
(n. COOER)
COP v. to capture
COR n. a Hebrew measure
COS n. a crisp, long-leaved lettuce
COT n. a small bed for a young child
COW v. to subdue
COX v. to direct a rowing crew
COY v. to caress
COZ n. short for cousin (pl. COZZES)
CRU n. a French vineyard
CRY v. to utter a sound of pain or grief
(n. CRIER)
CUB v. to produce cubs
CUD n. food chewed again by a
ruminating animal
CUE v. to give a signal
CUM n. ejaculate
CUP v. to form into a cup shape
CUR n. a worthless mongrel dog
CUT v. to make an incision; to reduce
CUZ n. a cousin (pl. CUZZES)
CWM n. (Welsh) a valley

DAB v. to press gently (n. DABBER)
DAD v. to thump
DAE v. (Scots) same as DO to act (pa.t. DID, pr.p. DAEING)
DAG v. to cut the dags off sheep
DAH n. a Burmese knife (also DA)
DAK n. in India, the mail or post
(also DAWK)
DAL n. a kind of Indian edible pea
DAM v. to blockade water flow
DAN n. a level of efficiency in Japanese
combative sports
DAP v. to dip bait gently into water
(also DIB; n. DAPPER)
DAS plural of DA(H) n. a Burmese knife
DAW v. to dawn
(pa.t. DAWED, DAWEN)
DAY n. the time when it is light
DEB n. (colloq.) a debutante
DEE v. to damn
DEF adj. excellent, brilliant
DEG v. to water (a plant)
DEI plural of DEUS n. (Latin) a god
DEL n. a mathematical symbol
DEN v. to retire to a lair
DEV n. a Hindu god (also DEVA)
DEW v. to moisten as with dew
DEX n. a sulfate used as a stimulant
DEY n. a former governor of Algiers
DIB v. to dip bait gently into water
(also DAP; n. DIBBER)
DID past tense of DO v. to act
(also DIDST)
DIE v. to cut or shape with a die
(pr.p. DIEING)
DIF n. difference
DIG v. to excavate
(pa.t. DUG, DIGGED)
DIM v. to make dim; adj. not bright
DIN v. to make a loud noise
DIP v. to immerse briefly; to lower
DIS v. to dismiss, put down (also DISS)
DIT v. (Scots.) to block
DIV n. an evil spirit of Persian mythology
DOB v. to inform on or betray
DOC n. a doctor
DOD v. to cut the hair of
DOE n. a female deer or rabbit
DOG v. to follow like a dog
DOH n. first musical note in a scale
(also DO)
DOL n. a unit of pain intensity
DOM n. a title given to certain monks
DON v. to put on (clothes, etc.)
DOO n. (Scots.) a dove or pigeon
DOP v. (obs.) to dip (n. DOPPER)
DOR v. to mock
DOS plural of DO n. first musical note in a scale (also DOH)
DOT v. to make a very small spot
DOW v. to be able
DOY n. a beloved person
DRY v. to reduce moisture; adj. not wet;
n. a prohibitionist (pl. DRYS)
DSO n. a cross between a yak and a cow
(also ZHO, ZO, DZHO, DZO)
DZO n. a cross between a yak and a cow (see above)
DUB v. to add sound effects to
DUD n. a reject
DUE v. (Shakesp.) to bestow a gift
(pr.p. DUING)
DUH interj. an ironic response to a question
DUG n. the nipple or udder of a mammal
DUI a plural of DUO n. a pair of people
DUN adj. brownish; v. to press for payment
DUO n. a pair of people
(pl. DUI, DUOS)
DUP v. to undo
DUX n. a leader
DYE v. to stain with a colour
DZO n. a cross between a yak and a cow
(also ZO, (D)ZHO, DSO)

EAN v. (Shakesp.) to give birth to
EAR v. to produce corn ears
EAS plural of EA n. a river
EAT v. to consume by mouth
EAU n. water (pl. EAUS, EAUX)
EBB v. to recede from the land
ECH v. (Shakesp.) to eke out (also ICH)
ECO n. ecology
ECU n. a European currency unit
EDH n. an old English letter (also ETH)
EDS plural of ED, education
EEK interj. expressing fright
EEL n. a snake-like fish
EEN plural of EE n. (Scots.) an eye
EFF v. a euphemism for fuck
EFS plural of EF n. the letter "F"
EFT n. a newt
EGG v. to add eggs to (in cooking, etc.)
EGO n. the "I" or self
EHS pr.t. of EH v. to say "eh" in query
EIK v. (Scots.) to eke
EKE v. to add through great effort
ELD adj. old; n. old age
ELF v. (Shakesp.) to entangle hair
ELK n. a large deer
ELL n. a measure of length
ELM n. a tree with serrated leaves
ELS plural of EL n. the letter "L"
ELT n. a young sow
EME n. (obs.) an uncle
EMO n. a type of rock music
EMS plural of EM n. a printer's measure
EMU n. a flightless Australian bird
END v. to finish or close (n. ENDER)
ENE n. (dial.) an eve of an event
(also EVEN)
ENG n. a phonetic symbol
ENS n. an entity (pl. ENTIA)
EON n. an eternity (also AEON)
ERA n. a series of years; an age
ERE v. (obs.) to plough
ERF n. a South African garden plot
(pl. ERVEN)
ERG n. a unit of work
ERK n. a slang word for aircraftsman
ERM interj. expressing hesitation or doubt
ERN v. an old spelling of earn
ERR v. to make a mistake
ERS n. the bitter vetch plant
ESS n. the letter "S" (also ES)
EST n. a development programme
(Erhard Seminars Training)
ETA n. a letter of the Greek alphabet
ETH n. an old English letter (also EDH)
EUK v. to itch (also EWK, YUKE,
EVE n. poetic word for EVENING
EVO. n. evening
EWE n. a female sheep
EWK v. to itch (also EUK, YUKE, YOUK, YUCK)
EWT n. (arch.) a newt (salamander)
EYE v. to look at carefully
(pr.p. EYING, EYEING; n. EYER)
EXO adj. excellent

FAA v. to fall
FAB n. a fabrication, adj. fabulous

FAD n. a craze
FAE prep. from
FAG v. to work hard
FAH n. fourth musical note in a scale
(also FA)
FAN v. to cool, as with a fan
FAP adj. fuddled or drunk
FAR v. to remove to a distance
FAS plural of FA n. a musical note
FAT v. to make or grow fat
FAW n. a gypsy
FAX v. to send messages via a
facsimile machine
FAY v. to clean out (also FEY)
FED n. (US slang) a federal agent
FEE v. to pay a fee to
FEG n. a segment of an orange
FEH n. a Hebrew coin (also PE, PEH)
FEM n. a passive homosexual
FEN n. low marshy land
FER prep. for
FES plural of FE, a letter
FET v. (obs.) to fetch
FEU v. to grant or hold land under
Scottish feudal law
FEW adj. not many
FEY v. to clean out (also FAY)
FEZ n. a red brimless cap of wool or felt
FIB v. to tell a small lie (n. FIBBER)
FID n. a conical pin of hard wood
FIE interj. expressing disapproval
FIG v. to make an insulting gesture at
FIL n. the shaft of a vehicle
FIN v. to equip with fins
FIR n. a kind of conifer
FIT adj. healthy, suitable;
v. to make suitable (n. FITTER)
FIX v. to make firm, to arrange
FIZ same as FIZZ v. to make a hissing
or sputtering sound
FLU n. a short form of influenza
FLY v. to a hit a ball high into the air
in baseball (pa.t. FLIED)
FOB v. to deceive
FOE n. an enemy
FOG v. to be affected by fog
FOH interj. an expression of disgust
FON v. to compel
FOP v. to deceive
FOR prep. in the place of; in favour of
FOU n. a bushel
FOX v. to act cunningly, to cheat
FOY n. an allegiance, loyalty
FRA n. (Italian) a brother, friar
FRO n. a hairstyle
FRY v. to cook in oil or fat
FUB v. to put off
FUD n. a rabbit or hare's tail
FUG v. to cause a hot, closed atmosphere
FUM n. a mythical Chinese bird
(also FUNG)
FUN adj. enjoyable; v. to play, frolic
FUR v. to cover or coat with fur

GAB v. to chatter (n. GABBER)
GAD v. to wander about idly
GAE v. to go (pa.t. GAEN, GANE;
GAG v. to silence (n. GAGGER)
GAK n. (slang) cocaine
GAL n. a girl
GAM v. to join up in a school of whales
GAN v. to go
GAP v. to make a gap in
GAR v. (Scots.) to compel
GAS v. to poison with gas (pa.t. GASSED; pl. GASES, GASSES)
GAT n. a pistol
GAU n. a German political district of
the Nazi regime
GAW n. an imperfect rainbow or other
supposed sign of coming weather
GAY n. a homosexual
GED n. a food fish
GEE v. to urge horses on
GEL v. to form a gelatinous substance
GEM v. to adorn with gems
GEN n. general information
v. as in gen up
GEO n. a gully or creek (also GIO, GOE)
GER n. a felt tent (Mongolian) (also YURT)
GET v. to obtain
GEY adv. (Scots.) considerable
GHI n. clarified butter (also GHEE)
GIB v. to fasten with a wedge-shaped
piece of metal
GID n. a sheep disease
GIE v. (Scots.) to give (pa.p. GIEN,
pr.p. GIEING)
GIF conj. (obs.) if
GIG v. to play a gig
GIN v. to process cotton (n. GINNER)
GIO n. a gully or creek (also GOE, GEO)
GIP v. to swindle (also GYP; n. GIPPER)
GIS plural of GI n. a karate costume
GIT n. a stupid person
GJU n. a type of violin used in Shetland
(Also GU, GUE)
GNU n. an African antelope
GOA n. a Tibetan gazelle
GOB v. to spit
GOD v. to deify
GOE n. a gully or creek (also GEO, GIO)
GON n. a geometrical grade
GOO n. a sticky substance
GOR interj. used as a mild oath
GOS plural of GO n. a checker game
GOT past tense of GET v. to obtain
GOV n. a governor (also GUV)
GOX n. gaseous oxygen
GOY n. a Gentile
GUB n. Aboriginal term for a white man
GUE n. a violin used in Shetland
(also GU, GJU)
GUL n. a design in oriental carpets
GUM v. to smear or coat with gum
GUN v. to discharge bullets
GUP v. to gossip, prattle
GUR v. an unrefined, sweet cane sugar
(also GOOR)
GUS plural of GU n. a violin used in
GUT v. to remove an animal's guts
GUV n. a governor (also GOV)
GUY v. to make fun of
GYM n. a short form of gymnasium
GYP v. to swindle
(also GIP; n. GYPPER)

HAD v. (Scots.) to hold (pa.t. HAD)
HAE v. (Scots.) to have (pa.p. HAEN;
pr.p. HAEING)
HAG v. (Scots.) to hack or hew
HAH interj. expressing surprise, joy
or dismay
HAJ n. a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca
HAM v. to overact, exaggerate
HAN plural (Spens.) of HAVE n. a
person with possessions
HAO n. a monetary unit of Vietnam
(pl. HAOS)
HAP v. to happen by chance
HAS present tense of HAVE v. to
HAT v. to provide with a hat
HAW v. to make indecisive noises
HAY v. to make hay (n. HAYER)
HEH n. a Hebrew letter
HEM v. to form an edge or border
HEN v. to challenge to a daring act
HEP n. a rosehip
HER pron. possessive case of "she"
HES plural of HE n. a male person
HET n. (slang) a heterosexual
HEW v. to cut with blows (n. HEWER)
HEX v. to bring misfortune (n. HEXER)
HEY v. to dance a hey, a country dance
HIC interj. representing a hiccup
HID past tense of HIDE v. to conceal
HIE v. to hurry along (also HYE;
HIM n. a male person or thing
HIN n. a Hebrew liquid measure
HIP adj. trendy; v. to carry on the hip
HIS pron. possessive case of "he"
HIT v. to strike (n. HITTER)
HMM interj. expressing thoughtful
consideration (also HM)
HOA v. to stop
HOB v. to furnish with hobnails
HOC adj. Latin word for this
HOD v. to bob or jog
HOE v. to loosen earth (n. HOER)
HOG v. to use selfishly (n. HOGGER)
HOH v. to stop (also HO)
HOI interj. used to attract attention
HOM n. a sacred place
HON n. honey, as a term of endearment
HOO interj. (Shakesp.) expressing
boisterous emotion
HOP v. to leap on one leg
HOS present tense of HO v. to stop
HOT adj. very warm; v. to heat
HOW n. a manner or means
HOX v. (Shakesp.) to hock or hamstring
HOY v. to incite
HUB n. the centre of a wheel
HUE n. a colour or tint
HUG v. to embrace (n. HUGGER)
HUH interj. expressing non-understanding
HUI n. a Maori gathering
HUM v. to make a sound like bees
HUN n. a barbaric, destructive person
HUP v. to turn a horse to the right
HUT v. to settle in a hut
HYE v. to hurry along
(also HIE; pr.p. HYEING)
HYP v. to offend

ICE v. to cool with frozen water
(n. ICER)
ICH v. (Shakesp.) to eke out (also ECH)
ICK interj. used to express disgust
ICY adj. covered with ice; frosty
IDE n. a type of freshwater fish
IDS plural of ID n. a part of the psyche
IFF conj. (logic) "if and only if"
IFS plural of IF n. a possibility
IGG v. to ignore
ILK n. a type or kind
ILL adj. unwell; n. harm, misfortune
IMP v. to graft a bird's wing with feathers
ING n. a meadow, esp one beside a river
INK v. to colour with a writing liquid
(n. INKER)
INN v. to put up at an inn
INS present tense of IN v. to gather a
ION n. an electrically charged particle
IOS plural of IO n. a cry of joy
IRE v. to anger
IRK v. to annoy or weary
ISH n. (Scots.) a legal issue
ISM n. any distinctive theory or fad
ISO n. short for isolated replay
ITA n. the miriti palm
ITS plural of IT n. a charismatic quality
IVY n. a climbing evergreen plant
IWI n.a tribe

JAB v. to poke or stab
JAG v. to pierce (n. JAGGER)
JAI interj. to victory
JAK n. an East Indian tree
JAM v. to block up (n. JAMMER)
JAP v. to apply a black lacquer to
(also JAPAN)
JAR v. to vibrate unpleasantly
JAW v. to chatter at length
JAY n. a bird of the crow family
JEE v. to urge horses on (also GEE)
JET adj. black
v. to spurt a stream of liquid
JEU n. a game (pl. JEUX)
JEW v. obsolete offensive word for haggle
JIB v. to show objection
JIG v. to dance a lively dance
JIN n. a mythical Muslim being
JIZ n. a wig (also GIZZ; pl. JIZZES)
JOB v. to do piece work (n. JOBBER)
JOE n. a Scottish sweetheart (also JO)
JOG v. to run at a slow, steady pace
JOL v. to have a good time
JOR n. the 2nd movement in Hindu music
JOT v. to note down (n. JOTTER)
JOW v. to toll a bell
JOY v. (obs.) to rejoice
JUD n. a mass of coal
JUG v. to stew in a closed pottery jar
JUN n. a coin of North Korea
JUS n. (Latin) a law or legal right
(pl. JURA)
JUT v. to project

KAB n. an ancient Hebrew measure
KAE v. to serve (pr.p. KAEING)
KAF n. a Hebrew letter (also KAPH)
KAI n. (New Zealand) a meal
KAK n. faeces
KAM adj. awry, twisted, distorted
KAS present tense of KA v. to serve
KAT n. an East African shrub
(also QAT, KHAT)
KAW v. to cry as a crow (also CAW)
KAY n. the letter "K"
KEA n. a large New Zealand parrot
KEB v. to give birth to a stillborn lamb
KED n. a wingless fly that infests sheep
KEF n. hemp smoked to produce
euphoria (also KIF)
KEG v. to store in a keg [KEGGED,
KEN v. to know (n. KENNER)
KEP v. to catch
KET n. (Scots.) carrion, rotting flesh
KEX n. a dry stalk
KEY v. to enter data into a computer
KHI n. a Greek letter (also CHI)
KID v. to hoax or deceive (n. KIDDER)
KIF n. hemp smoked to produce
euphoria (also KEF)
KIN n. one's relations
KIP v. to have a nap or sleep
KIR n. a wine and blackcurrant drink
KIS plural of KI, spirit
KIT v. to outfit, provide with equipment
KOA n. a Hawaiian acacia
KOB n. an African waterbuck
KOI n. a large Japanese carp (pl. KOIS)
KON v. (Spens.) to know (pa.t. KOND)
KOP n. a South African word for hill
KOR n. a Hebrew unit of measure
KOS n. an Indian measure of distance
(also COSS)
KOW n. a bunch of twigs
KUE n. the letter "Q"
KYE n. a Korean-American club
KYU n. a novice grade in judo

LAB n. a laboratory
LAC n. a dark-red resin
LAD n. a boy or youth
LAG v. to fall behind (n. LAGGER)
LAH n. sixth musical note in a scale
(also LA)
LAM v. to beat (n. LAMMER)
LAP v. to scoop up with the tongue
LAR n. Roman god relating to a house
LAS plural of LA n. sixth musical note in
a scale
LAT n. (India) an isolated pillar
LAV n. a lavatory
LAW adj. (Scots.) low;
v. (obs.) to take to court
LAX adj. slack; n. a kind of salmon
LAY v. to deposit as a wager
(pa.t. LAID, LAYED)
LEA n. a meadow or pasture
LED past tense of LEAD v. to show the
LEE v. (Scots.) to tell a lie
LEG v. to push a barge through a tunnel
using the legs (n. LEGGER)
LEI n. a garland or wreath
LEK v. to gather cocks; n. an Albanian currency (pl. LEKE, LEKS, LEKU)
LEP (dial.) same as LEAP v. to jump
LES n. a lesbian (also LEZ)
LET v. to hinder (pa.t. LETTED)
LEU n. a Romanian currency (pl. LEU)
LEV n. a Bulgarian currency (also LEW;
pl. LEVA)
LEW n. a Bulgarian currency (also LEV; pl. LEVA)
LEX n. (Latin) the law
LEY n. a meadow or pasture (also LEA)
LEZ n. a lesbian (also LES)
LIB v. to geld
LID v. to provide with a lid
LIE v. to fib (n. LIAR); to be in a
horizontal position (n. LIER)
LIG v. to lie about, idle (n. LIGGER)
LIN v. (obs.) to cease
LIP v. to touch with the lips
LIS n. a fleur-de-lis
LIT n. a former monetary unit of Lithuania
(also LITAS)
LOB v. to hit or throw a ball high
LOD n. the odds of an event
LOG v. to fell trees (n. LOGGER)
LOO v. to force a forfeit at "loo"
(a card game)
LOP v. to cut off unnecessary parts
LOR interj. expressing surprise
(also LORDY)
LOS n. (arch.) praise (also LOOS)
LOT v. to allot
LOU v. to love
LOW adj. not high
v. to make the noise of cattle
LOX v. to supply with liquid oxygen
LOY n. a long, narrow spade
LUD n. a lord
LUG v. to pull or drag with difficulty
LUM n. (Scots.) a chimney
LUR n. a Bronze Age trumpet
LUV n. a term of endearment; sweetheart
LUX n. a unit of illumination
LUZ n. a supposedly indestructible bone
(pl. LUZZES)
LYE n. a short branch of a railway
LYM n. (Shakesp.) a leash
(also LYME, LYAM)


MAA v. to bleat like a goat
MAC n. a raincoat (mackintosh)
MAD v. to drive mad
MAE n. (Scots.) more
MAG v. to chatter like a magpie
MAK v. (Scots.) to make (pa.t. MADE)
MAL n. pain, sickness
MAM n. (dial.) a mother
MAN v. to provide with workers
MAP v. to plan a layout (n. MAPPER)
MAR v. to spoil or damage
MAS plural of MA n. a mother
MAT v. to entangle
MAW v. (obs.) to mow
MAX v. to reach the full extent
MAY v. to gather may blossom
MED n. medication
MEE n. a dish containing noodles
MEG n. a halfpenny coin
MEH interj. mediocre or boring;
an expression of indifference
or boredom
MEL n. honey
MEM n. a Hebrew letter
MEN past tense of MAN v. to staff
with workers
MES plural of ME n. third musical note
in a scale
MET n. meteorology
MEU n. the spignel plant
MEW v. to cry like a cat
MHO n. a unit of electrical inductance
MIB n. a playing marble (also MIG)
MIC n. a microphone
MID n. short for midshipman; the middle
MIG n. a playing marble (also MIB)
MIL n. a unit of wire measurement
MIM adj. prim and proper
MIR n. a Muslim ruler (pl. MIRS, MIRI)
MIS plural of MI n. third musical note
in a scale
MIX v. to mingle (n. MIXER)
MIZ n. misery (pl. MIZZES)
MNA n. a Greek unit of weight or money
(also MINA)
MOA n. an extinct flightless bird from
New Zealand
MOB v. to crowd (n. MOBBER)
MOC n. a moccasin
MOD v. to modify a machine or piece of
software [MODDED, MODDING]
MOE n. a wry face (also MOW)
MOG v. to move away
MOI pron. French form of ME,
facetiously used in English
MOL n. a molecular amount
(also MOLE)
MOM n. (US colloq.) a mother
MON n. a Japanese family badge or crest
MOO v. to make a sound like a cow
MOP v. to wipe (n. MOPPER)
MOR n. a layer of humus
MOS plural of MO n. a moment
MOT n. a witting saying
MOU n. (Scots.) a mouth
MOW v. to cut grass (n. MOWER)
MOY n. (Shakesp.) a coin or a measure
MOZ n. a type of curse
MUD v. to bury or hide in mud
MUG v. to attack before robbing
MUM v. to act in a mime (n. MUMMER)
MUN n. a man; fellow
MUS plural of MU n. a Greek letter
MUT n. a crossbred dog (also MUTT)
MUX v. to spoil, botch
MYC n. a cancer-causing gene

NAB v. to seize (n. NABBER)
NAE adv. (Scots.) not any
NAG v. to pester (n. NAGGER)
NAH adv. (colloq.) no
NAM n. legal seizure of goods
(also NAAM)
NAN n. slightly leavened bread
(also NAAN)
NAP v. to take a short sleep
NAS adv. (obs.) has not; was not
NAT n. (colloq.) a nationalist
NAW adv. (colloq.) no
NAY n. a negative vote
NEB v. to put a bill on
NED n. a young hooligan
NEE adj. born with the maiden name of
NEF n. a church nave
NEG n. a photographic negative
NEK n. (S. Africa) a mountain pass
NEP n. (dial.) catmint, a plant attractive
to cats (Also CATNEP, CATNIP)
NET v. to catch fish in a mesh device
NEW v. (obs.) to renew; adj. novel
NIB v. to provide with a nib
NID v. a pheasant's nest or brood
NIE v. (obs.) to draw near (also NIGH;
pr.p. NYING)
NIL n. nothing
NIM v. to take or steal (n. NIMMER)
NIP v. to pinch
NIS n. a goblin in Scandinavian folklore
(pl. NISSES)
NIT n. the egg of a louse or other parasite
NIX v. to veto or cancel
NOB n. a person of high social rank
NOD v. to move the head in greeting
or agreement (n. NODDER)
NOG v. to fix with a wooden peg
NOH n. a traditional style of Japanese drama (pl. NOH)
NOM n. a name
NON adv. not
NOO adv. now
NOR conj. and not
NOS plural of NO n. a negative reply (also NOES)
NOT adv. expressing denial or negation
NOW n. the present time
NOX n. nitrogen oxide
NOY v. (Spens.) to annoy
NTH adj. implying a large, indefinite number
NUB v. to hang
NUN n. a woman in a religious order
NUR n. a knot on a tree
(also KNUR, NURR)
NUS plural of NU n. a Grek letter
NUT v. to gather nuts (n. NUTTER)
NYE v. (obs.) to draw near
(also NIE, NIGH; pr.p. NYING)
NYS conj. (Spens.) is not

OAF n. a lout; an idiot
OAK n. a kind of tree or its wood
OAR v. to row a boat
OAT n. a kind of grass with edible seeds
OBA n. a West African chief or ruler
OBE n. sorcery of African origin
OBI v. to bewitch (pr.p. OBIING)
OBO n. a tanker for carrying oil and ore
OBS plural of OB n. an objection
OCA n. a South American wood-sorrel
OCH interj. (Scots.) expressing
impatience (also ACH)
ODA n. a room in a harem
ODD adj. strange; unpaired;
n. a strange person
ODE n. an elaborate lyric addressed to
someone or something
ODS plural of OD n. a hypothetical force
of nature
OES plural of OE n. (Scots.) a grandchild
OFF v. to go away
OFT adj. poetic for often
OHM n. a unit of electrical resistance
OHO n. an expression of triumph or
OHS present tense of OH v. to exclaim
in surprise
OIK n. an inferior person
OIL v. to grease or lubricate (n. OILER)
OIS plural of OI n. a bloke
OKA n. a Turkish weight (also OKE)
OKE n. a Turkish weight (also OKA)
OLD adj. long-lasting; n. an individual
of a specified age
OLE n. a shout of approval
OLM n. a blind salamander
OMS plural of OM n. a mantra
ONE the number "1"; an individual person
or thing (n. ONER)
ONS present tense of ON v. to continue
ONO n. a fish
ONY prep. ANY
OOF n. slang word for money
OOH v. to exclaim in surprise or pleasure
OOM n. (S. Africa) an uncle
OON n. (Scots) an oven
OOP v. to bind with thread (also OUP)
OOR (Scots.) same as OUR pron.
belonging to us
OOS plural of OO n. (Scots.) wool
OOT n. an out
OPE v. (poetic) to open
OPS plural of OP n. abstract art
OPT v. to decide or choose
ORA a plural of OS n. an orifice
ORB v. to form into a sphere or circle
ORC n. a killer whale (also ORCA)
ORD n. a point of a weapon
ORE n. a solid mineral aggregate
ORF n. a viral infection of sheep
ORS plural of OR n. a gold colour
ORT n. a leftover from a meal
OSE n. a narrow ridge of gravel or sand
OUD n. a stringed instrument of N. Africa
OUK n. (Scots) a week
OUP v. to bind with thread (also OOP)
OUR pron. belonging to us
OUS plural of OU, a bloke
OUT v. to put or throw out
OVA plural of OVUM n. an egg
OWE v. to be in debt
OWL v. to behave like an owl
OWN v. to possess; belonging to oneself
OWT n. (dial.) anything
OXO adj. containing oxygen
OXY n. a powerful analgesic drug
(pl. OXIES)
OYE n. (Scots.) a grandchild
(also OE, OY)
OYS plural of OY n. (Scots.) a

PAC n. a shoe patterned after a moccasin
PAD v. to cushion (n. PADDER)
PAH n. a Maori port or settlement
(also PA)
PAL v. to associate as a friend
PAM n. the knave of clubs
PAN v. to criticise harshly
PAP v. to feed soft food to infants
PAR v. to score a standard number of
strokes in golf
PAS n. a dance step (pl. PAS)
PAT v. to stroke gently (n. PAWER)
PAV n. pavlova
PAW v. to scrape with a paw
PAX n. a kiss of peace
PAY v. to give money for (n. PAYER;
pa.t. PAID, PAYED)
PEA n. an edible, rounded seed of a herb
PEC n. a pectoral muscle
PED n. a pedestrian
PEE v. to urinate
PEG v. to fasten with a peg
PEH n. a Hebrew letter (also PE)
PEL n. an earlier, now less common,
word for a pixel
PEN v. to write down on paper
PEP v. to energise
PER prep. for each
PES plural of PE n. a Hebrew letter
PET v. to caress with the hand
PEW n. a bench in a church
PHI n. a Greek letter
PHO n. a Vietnamese noodle soup
PHT interj. of mild anger
PIA n. a tropical plant
PIC n. (colloq.) a picture
PIE v. to reduce to confusion
(pr.p. PIEING or PIING)
PIG v. (slang) to eat greedily
PIN v. to fasten with a pin
(thin piece of metal)
PIP v. to offend or disgust
PIR n. a Muslim title of honour
PIS plural of PI n. a Greek letter
PIT v. to mark with cavities
PIU adv. (music) more
PIX n. a box in which eucharistic bread
is kept (also PYX)
PLU n. a beaver pelt
PLY v. to bend or fold
POA n. a meadow-grass plant
POD v. to shell peas
POH interj. expressing contempt
POI n. a Hawaiian dish of fermented taro
POL n. a politician
POM n. (colloq.) for Pomeranian dog
POO v. to defecate
POP v. to make a mild explosive sound
POS adj. (slang) positive
POT v. to put in a round container
POW n. an explosive sound
POX v. to infect with syphilis
POZ adj. (obs.) positive (also POZZ)
PRE prep. before
PRO n. a professional or prostitute
PRY v. to look into private matters
PSI n. a Greek letter
PST interj. used to attract attention
(also PSST)
PUB n. a tavern
PUD n. (colloq.) a pudding
PUG v. to fill in with clay or mortar
PUH interj. (Shakesp.) expressing disgust
PUL n. a coin of Afghanistan
PUN v. to make a play on words
PUP v. to give birth to puppies
PUR v. to purr
PUS n. thick yellowish bodily fluid
PUT v. to place
PUY n. a small volcanic cone
PYA n. a copper coin of Burma
PYE v. to reduce to confusion
(also PIE; pr.p. PYEING)
PYX v. to test the weight of a coin in
a special box

QAT n. an East African shrub
(also KAT, KHAT)
QIN n. a Chinese zither with silken strings
(also GUQIN)
QIS plural of QI n. life force (also CHI)
QUA adv. in the capacity of

RAD v. to fear
RAG v. to tease or ridicule
RAH v. to express joy with "rah" sound
RAI n. a North African form of music
RAJ n. sovereignty
RAM v. to push or cram down hard
RAN past tense of RUN v. to move
RAP v. to strike sharply (n. RAPPER)
RAS n. an Ethiopian prince
RAT v. to hunt rats (n. RATTER)
RAV n. a rabbi, esp one in authority;
a teacher or mentor
RAW n. a blister
RAX v. to stretch
RAY v. to emit light rays
REB n. a Confederate soldier
REC n. a recreation ground
RED adj. of the colour of blood
v. to put in order (also REDD)
REE n. a female sandpiper bird
REF v. to referee
REG n. a regulation
REH n. an accumulation of salts on soil
REI n. a Portuguese coin
REM n. a unit of radiation dosage
REN v. (obs.) to run (Spens. RENNE)
REO n. a language
REP v. to work as a representative
RES n. a reservation (also REZ)
RET v. to soak
REV v. to increase the speed of
REW n. (Spens.) a row
REX n. a king (pl. REGES)
REZ n. a reservation (pl. REZZES)
RHO n. a letter of the Greek alphabet
RHY n. (Spens.) rye grain
RIA n. a drowned valley
RIB v. to tease (n. RIBBER)
RID v. to free or clear (n. RIDDER)
RIF v. to dismiss from employment
RIG v. to fit with sails
RIM v. to provide with a rim
RIN v. (Scots.) to run (pa.t RAN)
RIP v. to tear oapart (n. RIPPER)
RIT v. to score or scratch (also RITT)
RIZ past tense (US) of RISE v. to get up
ROB v. to steal (n. ROBBER)
ROC n. a large bird of Arabian legend
(also ROK, RUC, RUKH)
ROD v. to push a rod through
ROE n. a mass of fish eggs (adj. ROED)
ROK n. a large bird of Arabian legend
(also ROC, RUC, RUKH)
ROM n. a gypsy man
(pl. ROMS, ROMA)
ROO n. a kangaroo
ROT v. to decay
ROW v. to propel through water
with oars (n. ROWER)
RUB v. to apply friction
RUC n. a large bird of Arabian legend
(also ROC, RUK, RUKH)
RUD v. to redden
RUE v. to regret (n. RUER;
RUG v. (Scots.) to pull roughly
RUM n. a spirit; adj. odd, droll
RUN v. to move quickly (pa.t. RAN)
RUT v. to make a furrow with a wheel
RYA n. a type of Scandinavian rug
RYE n. a cereal grass; its grain

SAB v. to sob
SAC n. (biology) a pouch-like structure
SAD adj. unhappy, sorrowful
v. to express sadness
SAE adv. (Scots.) so
SAG v. to bend or hang down
SAI n. the capuchin monkey
SAL n. a large North Indian tree
SAM v. to gather
SAN n. a former Greek letter
SAP v. to drain of energy
SAR v. (Scots.) to savour
(pa.t. SARED, pr.p. SARING)
SAT past tense of SIT v. to rest on the
SAU n. a Vietnamese coin; (also XU;
pl. SAU)
SAV n. a saveloy
SAW v. to use a cutting tool (n. SAWER)
SAX n. a chopper for trimming slate
(also ZAX, ZEX)
SAY v. to speak n. SAYER;
SAZ n. a stringed instrument of N. Africa
SEA n. an ocean
SEC n. a secant
SED past tense (Milton) of SAY v. to
SEE v. to perceive by the eye
SEG n. a stud in the sole of a shoe
SEI n. a whale, a kind of rorqual
SEL n. self
SEN n. a Japanese monetary unit
SER n. a unit of weight in India
SET v. to put or place in position
(pa.t. SET)
SEW v. to work on with needle & thread
SEX v. to identify gender of (n. SEXER)
SEY n. a part of a carcase of beef
SEZ present tense (slang) of SAY v. to
SHA interj. requesting silence
(also SH, SHH)
SHE n.. a female person or thing
SHH interj. requesting silence
(also SH, SHA)
SHY v. to jump aside, recoil; adj. bashful
SIB n. a blood relation
SIC v. to incite a dog to attack
SIF adj. nasty
SIK adj. excellent
SIM n. a simulation
SIN v. to commit a moral offence
SIP v. to drink in small mouthfuls
SIR v. to address as "sir"
SIS n. a sister
SIT v. to rest on the buttocks
SIX n. the number after five
SKA n. Jamaican music similar to reggae
SKI v. to glide on snow (n. SKIER)
SKY v. to hit high in the air (n. SKYER;
SLY adj. cunning, wily
SMA adj. (Scots.) small
SNY side channel of a river
SOB v. to cry uncontrollably with
intermittent breaths (n. SOBBER)
SOC n. the right of holding a local court
SOD v. to cover with sods of turf
SOG v. to soak
SOH n. fifth note of a musical scale
(also SO, SOL)
SOL n. same as SOH (above)
SOM n. the currency of Kyrgyzstan
(plural also SOMY)
SON n. a male offspring
SOP v. to soak
SOS plural of SO n. fifth note of a
musical scale
SOT v. to act like a drunkard
SOU n. an old small French coin
SOV n. a sovereign (gold coin)
SOW v. to scatter seed (n. SOWER)
SOX a plural (slang) of SOCK n. a foot
SOY n. dark, salty bean sauce
SOZ interj. short for sorry
SPA v. to stay at a mineral spring
SPY v. to watch secretly
SRI n. sir, a Hindu title of respect
STY v. to keep in a sty
(pa.t. STIED, STYED)
SUB v. to substitute; to subscribe
SUD n. froth of soapy water
(usually in pl. SUDS)
SUE v. to prosecute at law
(n. SUER; pr.p. SUING)
SUG v. to attempt to sell a product while
purporting to be engaged
in market research
SUI pron. himself, herself, itself
SUK n. a market place (also SOOK,
SUM v. to add, make up the total of
SUN v. to expose to the sun's rays
SUP v. to take liquid into the mouth
SUQ n. a marketplace (also SOOK,
SUR prep. (French) on, above
SUS v. to arrest for suspicious behaviour
SWY n. an Australian two-up game
SYE v. to strain (pr.p. SYEING)
SYN adv. since (also SYNE)

TAB v. to name or designate
TAD n. a small amount
TAE v. (Scots.) to toe (pr.p. TAEING)
TAG v. to put a label on (n. TAGGERS)
TAI n. a Japanese sea bream
TAJ n. a crown
TAK v. (Scots.) to take
(pa.t. TOOK; pa.p. TAKEN)
TAM a cap with a broad, circular flat top
TAN adj. brown from the sun's rays;
v. to convert hide into leather
TAO n. a path of virtuous conduct in
Japanese philosophy
TAP v. to knock gently (n. TAPPER)
TAR v. to coat with bitumen
TAS plural of TA n. expression of thanks
TAT v. to touch up
TAU n. a letter of the Greek alphabet
TAV n. a Hebrew letter
TAW v. to prepare skins for white leather
TAX v. to impose a levy on
TAY n. (dial.) tea
TEA v. to take tea
TEC n. a detective
TED v. to spread out grass for drying
TEE v. to place a golf ball on a tee
TEF n. an Ethiopian cereal grass
(also TEFF)
TEG n. a sheep in its second year
(also TEGG)
TEL n. in Arab countries, a hill or mound
TEN n. the whole number after nine
TES plural of TE n. seventh musical note
in a scale (also TE)
TET n. a Hebrew letter (also TETH)
TEW v. to hustle
TEX n. a unit of weight for yarn
THE definite article. refers to specific case
THO conj. though
THY pron. of thee
TIC v. to twitch, (TICCED,
TID n. (Scots.) a mood
TIE v. to fasten (pr.p. TIEING, TYING)
TIG v. to touch in a game of tag
TIK n. the drug methamphetamine in
crystal form
TIL n. the sesame plant
TIN v. to coat with tin metal
TIP v. to give helpful advice (n. TIPPER)
TIS plural of TI n. seventh musical note
in a scale
TIX n. plural. tickets
TIT v. to tug
TOC n. telecommunications code for
the letter "T"
TOD v. to yield a tod, an old wool weight
(also TODDE)
TOE v. to kick or touch with the toes
TOG v. to dress
TOM v. to be unduly cooperative
TON n. a unit of weight
TOO adv. also
TOP v. to surpass (n. TOPPER)
TOR n. a rocky hill
TOT v. to total a sum
TOW v. to pull along (behind)
TOY v. to play idly with (n. TOYER)
TRY v. to attempt (n. TRIER, TRYER)
TSK v. to exclaim "tsk" in annoyance
TUB v. to bathe in a tub (n. TUBBER)
TUG v. to pull forcibly (n. TUGGER)
TUI n. a New Zealand bird
TUM n. a tummy
TUN v. to store in a large cask
TUP v. (of a ram) to copulate
TUT v. to say "tut" in impatience
TUX n. a tuxedo (dinner jacket)
TWA n. two (also TWAE, TWAY)
TWO n. the next whole number after one
TWP adj. (Welsh) stupid
TYE v. to wash in a tye trough
(pr.p. TYEING)
TYG n. an old drinking-cup with two
or more handles

UDO n. a Japanese herb
UDS interj. (obs.) "God Save"
UEY n. a U-turn
UFO n. an unidentified flying object
UGH n. the sound of a cough or grunt
UGS present tense of UG v. to loathe
UKE n. a ukulele
ULE n. a Central American rubber tree
ULU n. an Eskimo knife
UMM interj. expressing doubt or
hesitation (also UM)
UMS vf. UM, to say um
UMP v. to umpire
UMU n. an oven
UNI n. a university
UNS plural of UN pron. one
UPO prep. upon
UPS present tense of UP v. to increase
URB n. an urban area
URD n. an Indian bean
URE n. an extinct wild ox
URN v. to place in an urn
URP v. to vomit
USE v. to put to a purpose (n. USER)
UTA n. any of a genus of large lizards
UTE n. a utility vehicle (small truck)
UTS plural of UT n. a musical note
UTU n. a Maori settlement of a debt
UVA n. a grape or grape-like berry
(pl. UVAE, UVAS)

VAC v. to clean with a vacuum cleaner
(pa.t. VACKED)
VAE n. in Orkney or Shetland, a bay or
creek (also VOE)
VAG v. to arrest for vagrancy
VAN v. to go or send in a delivery van
VAR n. a unit of reactive power
VAS n. a duct carrying liquid (pl. VASA)
VAT v. to put or treat in a vat
VAU n. an obsolete Greek letter
VAV n. a Hebrew letter
(also VAW, WAW)
VAW n. a Hebrew letter
(also VAV, WAW)
VEE n. the letter "V"
VEG n. a vegetable (also VEG(G)IE)
VET v. to examine closely
VEX v. to distress or annoy (n. VEXER)
VIA n. (Latin) a road (pl. VIAE, VIAS)
VID n. a video
VIE v. to contend in rivalry
VIG n. a vigorish, a charge paid to
a bookie on a bet
VIM n. energy, vigour
VIN n. (French) wine
VIS n. (Latin) a force
VLY n. a swamp
VOE n. in Orkney or Shetland, a bay
or creek (also VAE)
VOL n. (heraldry) two wings displayed
and conjoined
VOR v. (Shakesp.) to warn
VOW v. to make a solemn promise
(n. VOWER)
VOX n. a voice (pl. VOCES)
VUG n. a cavity in a rock (also VUGG)
VUM v. to vow

WAB n. a web
WAD v. to form into a wad
WAE n. (Scots) woe
WAG v. to move from side to side
WAI n. water
WAN adj. pale; v. to become pale
WAP v. to throw or pull quickly
WAR v. to engage in conflict
WAS past tense of BE v. to exist
WAT adj. wet; n. a Thai Buddhist temple
WAW n. a wave (also WAWE); a
Hebrew letter (also VAV, VAW)
WAX v. to treat with a fatty substance;
to grow larger (n. WAXER)

WAY v. (Spens.) to journey
WEB v. to envelop with a net-like
WED v. to marry (n. WEDDER)
WEE adj. small; v. to urinate
WEM n. the womb or belly
(also WAME, WE(A)MB)
WEN n. a sebaceous cyst
WET adj. saturated; v. to moisten
WEX v. (obs.) to wax (also WEXE)
WEY n. a measure for dry goods
WHA pron. who
WHO pron. used in referring to a person
WHY n. the reason or cause of something
(pl. WHYS)
WIG v. to provide with a hairpiece
WIN v. to winnow (pa.t. WINNED)
WIS v. (archaic) to know
WIT v. (archaic) to know (also WOT)
WIZ n. a very skilful person
WOE n. misery (also WO, WAE)
WOF n. a fool, an idiot
WOG n. offensive word for a foreigner
WOK n. a frying pan used in Chinese
cooking (also WOCK)
WON v. to dwell
WOO v. to seek support of (n. WOOER)
WOP v. to thump (also WHOP, WHAP)
WOS plural of WO n. misery
WOT v. to know (also WIT)
WOW v. to impress
WOX past tense (obs.) of WAX
v. to increase (pa.p. WOXEN)
WRY adj. contorted;
v. to give a twist to (pa.t. WRIED)
WUD v. (Scots.) to cover with trees
WUS n. (Welsh) term to address a
WYE n. the letter "Y"
WYN n. a rune equal to modern "W"
(also WYNN)

XIS plural of XI n. a Greek letter

YAD n. a pointing device
YAE adv. AE
YAG n. a synthetic garnet
AH n. an affirmative vote
(also YEA, YEH, YEAH, YES)
YAK v. to talk persistently (also YACK; n. YAKKER)
YAM n. a sweet potato
YAP v. to bark sharply or constantly
YAR adj. nimble (also YARE)
YAW v. to deviate from a course
YAY n. an affirmative vote (also YAH,
YEA n. an affirmative vote (also YAH,
YEH adv. (colloq.) yes (also YEAH)
YEN v. to desire or yearn
YEP n. an affirmative reply
(also YUP, YES)
YES v. to give an affirmative reply (pl. YESES, YESSES; pa.t. YESSED)
YET adv. in addition, besides
YEW n. a type of evergreen tree
YEX v. to hiccup or belch (also YESK)
YGO past tense (Spens.) of go v. to
move along (also YGOE)
YID n. an offensive term for a Jew
YIN n. one of two opposing principles
of Chinese philosophy
YIP v. to give a short, sudden cry
YOB n. a lout
YOD n. a Hebrew letter
YOK v. to laugh (also YOCK, YUK)
YOM n. a Jewish day (pl. YOMIM)
YON adv. yonder
YOU pron. referring to the person
being addressed
(plural YOUS or YOUSE)
YOW v. to howl (also YOWL)
YUG n. one of the four Hindu ages
of the world (also YUGA)
YUK v. to laugh loudly (also
YUM interj. to express satisfaction
YUP n. an affirmative reply
(also YEP, YES)
YUS plural of YU n. a precious jade

ZAG v. to change direction on a zig-zag
course (also ZIG)
ZAP v. to destroy< (n. ZAPPER)
ZAS plural of ZA, pizza
ZAX n. a chopper for trimming slate
(also SAX, ZEX)
ZEA n. a part of a maize plant
ZED n. the letter "Z"
ZEE n. (US) the letter "Z"
ZEK n. an inmate of a labour camp in the
former USSR
ZEL n. an oriental cymbal
ZEP n. a long sandwich
ZEX n. a chopper for trimming slate
(also SAX, ZAX)
ZHO n. a cross between a yak and a cow
(also ZO, DSO, DZO, DZHO)
ZIG v. to change direction on a zig-zag
course (also ZAG)
ZIN n. a zinfandel red wine
ZIP v. to fasten a zipper
ZIT n. a pimple
ZIZ v. to take a nap
ZOA a plural of ZOON n. a unified
individual creature
ZOL n. a cannabis cigarette
ZOO n. a place where animals are kept
for exhibition
ZOS plural of ZO n. a cross between a
yak and a cow
ZUZ n. an ancient Palestinian coin
(pl. ZUZIM)
ZZZ interj. expressing sleep


edited by Martin Waterworth for Collins 11, with some reformatting - 2 May 2011
further editing and info supplied by Tony Kalayzich - 14 May 2012
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