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3 Letter Words

Three letter words. Here at Word tips, we want to put you in a HEX, and transport you to the world of JAM, WAX, and ZEK! Confused? Well, let us introduce our guide; Three letter words, that is destined to push your Scrabble and Words with Friends ability the max! Words containing three letters can get you out of some really tricky situations, and with our guide, you will never be stuck for words! Check out these useful lists too: Two-letter words and Seven letter words!

3 Letter Words
zzz
ziz
zuz
jiz
zax
zex
zek
fez
fiz
pyx
waz
wiz
wuz
yez
yiz
zho
bez
biz
caz
coq
coz
cuz
jak
kex
miz
moz
poz
zac
zap
zep
zip
adz
dbx
dzo
fax
fix
fox
haj
hex
hox
jaw
jay
jew
jow
joy
oxy
vex
vox
wax
wex
wox
yex
zag
zed
zig
azo
box
cox
esq
jab
jam
jap
jib
jim
job
lez
loq
luz
max
mix
mux
pax
pix
pox
qat
qis
qua
que
qui
quo
rez
riz
saz
seq
sez
soz
suq
tiz
why
zas
zea
zee
zel
zen
zes
zin
zit
zoa
zol
zoo
zos
bff
dex
dox
dux
gju
gox
hyp
jag
jig
jog
jud
jug
kak
xed
aji
axe
cwm
ewk
exo
hmm
hok
jai
jar
jee
jet
jeu
jin
jit
joe
jol
jor
jot
jua
jun
jus
jut
kaf
kaw
kay
kef
key
khi
kif
kow
kye
kyu
lax
lex
lox
lux
myc
nix
nox
nux
oxo
raj
rax
rex
sax
sex
six
sky
sox
taj
tax
tej
tex
tix
tux
wok
xes
xis
yak
yok
yuk
ack
aff
aww
bok
eff
eww
fah
faw
fay
feh
few
fey
fly
foh
foy
fry
gym
gyp
hah
haw
hay
heh
hew
hey
hoh
how
hoy
huh
hye
ick
iff
ivy
kab
kam
keb
kep
kip
kob
kop
mak
mmm
off
pak
rhy
shh
shy
swy
tfw
thy
vav
vaw
vey
vly
vow
wah
waw
way
wey
wha
who
wof
wow
wry
wye
wyn
yah
yaw
yay
yeh
yew
yow
aby
ach
bah
bay
bey
boh
bow
boy
buy
bye
bys
caf
caw
cay
cha
che
chi
cly
cow
coy
cry
dak
ech
emf
fab
fap
fem
fib
fob
fop
fub
fum
gak
hac
ham
hap
hem
hep
hic
him
hip
hob
hoc
hom
hop
hub
hum
hup
ich
icy
ked
keg
kid
lym
maw
may
meh
mew
mho
mow
moy
mwa
obv
och
ohm
pah
pav
paw
pay
peh
pew
phi
pho
pht
ply
poh
pow
pry
puh
puy
pya
pye
spy
tch
twp
vac
vim
vip
vum
wab
wap
web
wem
wop
yam
yap
yep
yip
yob
yom
yum
yup
abb
aka
ake
aks
amp
app
ark
ask
auk
bac
bam
bap
bib
bob
bop
bub
bum
cab
cam
cap
cep
cob
cop
cub
cum
cup
dah
daw
day
def
dev
dew
dey
dhu
dif
div
dof
doh
dow
doy
dry
duh
dye
ebb
edh
eek
eik
eke
elk
erk
euk
fad
fag
fed
feg
fid
fig
fog
fud
fug
gah
gay
gey
ghi
gif
gov
goy
guv
guy
had
hag
hed
hid
hod
hog
hug
ilk
imp
ink
irk
kae
kai
kas
kat
kea
ken
kes
ket
kia
kin
kir
kis
kit
koa
koi
kon
kor
kos
kue
lek
mac
mam
map
mem
mib
mic
mim
mob
moc
mom
mop
mum
nek
oak
oik
oka
oke
ouk
pac
pam
pap
pec
pep
pic
pip
pom
pop
pub
pup
rok
sik
ska
ski
suk
tak
tsk
tyg
ugh
uke
umm
ump
vag
veg
vid
vig
vog
vug
wad
wag
wed
wig

When it comes to Scrabble, you will play far more three letter words and four letter words than any other words. Knowing how to hook those words onto played tiles to make multiple words is a necessary skill in any Scrabble-like word games.

The Most Common Three-Letter Words

Other than THE

The other two most common are END and YOU.

  • YOU lets you get rid of an O and a U, which can be crucial if you have duplicated Us in your hand. While duplicate Os aren't that bad, duplicate Us are downright awful. You also use up one of the Us if your opponent is stuck with the Q in the end game.
  • END can be useful in the end game, too, when vowels are almost all used, and you need to get rid of consonants.

Three-Letter Strategy

One of the key factors in games like Scrabble and Words With Friends is called rack balance. You want to keep the letters R-A-T-E-S in your rack because they are the most common letters and will help you form bingos more easily. Playing three-letter words, such as 3 letter words with Z or one of the 3 letter words with Q, is a great way to get "nonbingo" letters out of your rack with the ability to get better letters into it.

Some of the three letter words with Z include AZO, ZAP, ZIP, and ZEN, among others. There's a neat little word, too, in ZAX, which is an AX used to cut roofing slates. The X is the best hooking letter in the game, and if you can score it on a triple square of some sort, you can score between 62 and 70 points for a three-letter word! Some bingos don't score that well.

When it comes to 3 letter words ending in Q, there is only one: SUQ. There are only three 3 letter words ending in J: HAJ, RAJ, and TAJ. The J isn't quite as powerful as the X because it's tougher to hook, but these 3 letter words ending in J will help you score fairly well and maintain rack balance.

Of the 1,065 3 letter words, most are mundane, however. Even so, when the board is tight, three-letter words are sometimes your best play, particularly when using up possible space to keep your opponent from being able to play a bingo. Knowing all the 3 letter words with Z and that the list of 3 letter words ending in Q is just one word are two key skills in tight games.

3-Letter Words FAQ

  • What is the most common three-letter word?

    That's easy. It's THE, which also happens to be the most common word in the entire English language!

  • How many 3 letter words are there in English?

    The Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary, Volume 6, lists 1,065 three-letter words.

  • What are the 3 letter words with Q?

    There are just four: QAT, QIS, QUA, and SUQ.