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2- and 3-letter words, JQXZ words


the 59 2- and 3-letter X and Z words
the 95 Q words of up to 5 letters
the 29 2- and 3-letter J and Q words
the 311 Z words of up to 5 letters
reversible 3-letter word (103 + 59 palindromes)
the 50 2- and 3-lettter words ending in -A, listed by endings

 

the 63 2- and 3-letter Q, X and Z words

QIs

AXes
AXEs

FAXes
LAX   
MAXes
PAXes
RAXes
SAXes
TAXes

WAXes
ZAXes
EXes
DEXes
HEXes
KEXes
LEXes
REXes
SEXes
VEXes

XIs
XIS

FIXes
MIXes
NIXes
PIXes
SIXes

OXes
OXO
OXY

BOXes
COXes
FOXes
GOXes
LOXes
POXes
SOX   
VOX   

XU

LUXes
TUXes

PYXes

ZAs

ADZes
AZO   

FEZes
LEZes*

BIZes
FIZ
WIZes

COZes

ZAGs
ZAPs
ZEDs
ZEEs
ZEKs
ZIGs
ZINs
ZIPs
ZITs
ZOA  
ZOOs
*note that LEZ is not in OSPD3 but is acceptable for club and tournament play in the US

ADZes   (=ADZE) a cutting tool [not a verb]
AXes   to work on with an AX, a cutting tool
AXEs   to work on with an AX, a cutting tool
AZO   adj: containing nitrogen (-ic, -le, -n, -te, -th)
BIZ(z)es   business; BIZES, plural of BIZE (=BISE), a cold wind
BOXes   to put in a BOX, a rectangular container
COXes   to coxswain (-a, -ae, -al)
COZ(z)es   a cousin (-en, -ey, -ie, -y)
DEXes   a sulphate used as a stimulant (-ie, -y)
EXes   the letter X ([not a verb] (-am, -ec, -it, -on, -po)
FAXes   to transmit and reproduce electronically
FEZ(z)es   a Near Eastern brimless men's cap
FIXes   to repair (-it, -t)
FIZ   (plural FIZZES) a hissing or sputtering sound (-zy)
FOXes   to outwit (-y)
GOXes   gaseous oxygen
HEXes   to cast an evil spell upon (-ad, -er, -yl)
KEXes   a dry hollow stalk
LAX   adj: not strict or stringent (-er, -est, -ly)
LEXes   law; LEXES: the plural of LEXIS, a vocabulary
LOXes   to supply with LOX, liquid oxygen
LUXes   a unit of illumination (-e)
MAXes   maximum (-i, -im, -ima)
MIXes   to put together into one mass (-er, -t, -up)
NIXes   to veto (-ie, -y)
OXes   a clumsy person (-en, -id, -im)
OXO   adj: containing oxygen
OXY   adj: containing oxygen
PAXes   a ceremonial embrace (Christian)
PIXes   (=PYX) a container for Eucharistic bread (-el, -ie, -y)
POXes   to infect with syphilis
PYXes   a container in which the Eucharistic bread is kept (-ie, -is)
QIs   a vital force in Chinese thought
RAXes   to stretch out
REXes   an animal with a single wavy layer of hair
SAXes   a saxophone
SEXes   to determine the sex of (-t, -to, -y)
SIXes   the number 6
SOX   a plural of SOCK
TAXes   to place a TAX on (-a, -er, -i, -is, -on, -us)
TUXes   a tuxedo
VEXes   to annoy (-er, -il, -t)
VOX   voice (pl: VOCES)
WAXes   to coat with WAX (-en, -er, -y)
WIZes   a very clever or skillful person (-en)
XIs   a Greek letter
XU   a monetary unit of Vietnam (plural: XU)
ZAs   pizza
ZAGs   to turn sharply
ZAPs   to kill or destroy instantaneously (-py)
ZAXes   a tool for cutting roof slates
ZEDs   the letter Z
ZEEs   the letter Z
ZEKs   an inmate in a Soviet labor camp
ZIGs   to turn sharply
ZINs   a dry red wine (-c, -cy, -eb, -g, -gy, -ky)
ZIPs   to move with speed and vigor (-py)
ZITs   a pimple (-i)
ZOA   a plural of ZOON, the whole product of one fertilized egg
ZOOs   a place where animals are on exhibit (-id, -ks, -m, -n, -ty)

 

the 29 2- and 3-letter J and Q words

JABs
JAGs
JAMs
JARs
JAWs
JAYs
JEEs
JETs
JEU 
JEWs
JIBs
JIGs
JINs
JO  
JOBs
JOEs
JOGs
JOTs
JOWs
JOYs
JUGs
JUN 
JUS 
JUTs
HAJ
RAJ
TAJ
QIs
QATs
QUA 
SUQs
*note that JEW is not in OSPD3 but is acceptable for club and tournament play in the US

HAJes   =HADJ (-es, -ee, -i), a pilgrimage to Mecca (-i, -j, -ji, -jis)
JABs   to poke sharply (-ot)
JAGs   to cut unevenly (-er, -g, -gs, -gy, -ra)
JAMs   to force together tightly (-b, -be, -my)
JARs   to cause to shake (a-, -l, -ls)
JAWs   to jabber (-an)
JAYs   a corvine bird
JEEs   to GEE (a-, -p, -ps, -r, -rs, -z)
JETs   to spurt forth in a stream (-e, -on, -ty)
JEU   plural JEUX; a game
JIBs   to refuse to proceed further (-b, -bs, -e, -es, -er)
JIGs   to bob
JINs   =JINN, Muslim mythological supernatural being (d-, -go, -k, -ks, -ns, -x)
JO   plural JOES, a sweetheart
JOBs   to work by the piece
JOEs   a fellow (-y)
JOGs   to run at a slow, steady pace
JOTs   to write down quickly (-a, -as, -ty)
JOWs   to toll (-ar, -l, -ls, -ly)
JOYs   to rejoice
JUGs   to put into a jug (-a, -al, -um)
JUN   plural JUN, a coin of North Korea (-co, -k, -ks, -ky)
JUS   plural JURA, a legal right (-t)
JUTs   to protrude (-e, -es)
QIs   a vital force in Chinese thought
QATs   =KAT, an evergreen shrub
QUA   adv: in the capacity of (a-, -d, -ds, -g, -gs, -i, -is, -il, -ke, -ky,
-le, -lm. -nt, -nta, -re, -rk, -rt, -rte, -rto, -rtz, -sh, -si, -ss, -te, -tre, -y, -ys)
RAJes   =RAJAH, a king or prince in India (-a, -as
SUQs   =SOUKs, a marketplace in N.Africa and the Middle East
TAJes   a tall, conical cap worn in Muslim countries

the 96 Q words of up to 5 letters

AQUAs
AQUAE
EQUAL
EQUID
EQUIP
FAQIR
FIQUE
MAQUI
PIQUE

QAIDs
QANAT
QATs
QOPHs

QUA
QUACK
QUADs
QUAFF
QUAGs
QUAIs
QUAIL
QUAKE
QUAKY
QUALE
QUALM
QUANT
QUARE
QUARK
QUART
QUASH
QUASI
QUASS
QUATE
QUAYs
QUEAN
QUEEN
QUEER
QUELL
QUERN
QUERY
QUEST
QUEUE
QUEYs
QIs
QUICK
QUIDs
QUIET
QUIFF
QUILL
QUILT
QUINs
QUINT
QUIPs
QUIPU
QUIRE
QUIRK
QUIRT
QUITs
QUITE
QUIZ
QUODs
QUOIN
QUOIT
QUOTA
QUOTE
QUOTH

QURSH

ROQUE

SQUAB
SQUAD
SQUAT
SQUAW
SQUEG
SQUIB
SQUID
SUQs

TOQUE
TRANQ
TUQUE
UMIAQ
USQUE

the 313 Z words of up to 5 letters


ABUZZ
ADOZE
ADZ
ADZE
ADZES
AGAZE
AMAZE
AZAN
AZANS
AZIDE
AZIDO
AZINE
AZLON
AZO
AZOIC
AZOLE
AZON
AZONS
AZOTE
AZOTH
AZURE
BAIZA
BAIZE
BAZAR
BAZOO
BEZEL
BEZIL
BIZ
BIZE
BIZES
BLAZE
BLITZ
BONZE
BOOZE
BOOZY
BORTZ
BOZO
BOZOS
BRAZA

BRAZE
BUZZ
CHEZ
CLOZE
COLZA
COZ
COZEN
COZES
COZEY
COZIE
COZY
CRAZE
CRAZY
CROZE
CZAR
CZARS
DAZE
DAZED
DAZES
DIAZO
DITZ
DITZY
DIZEN
DIZZY
DOOZY
DOZE
DOZED
DOZEN
DOZER
DOZES
DOZY
ENZYM
FAZE
FAZED
FAZES
FEAZE
FEEZE
FEZ
FEZES

FIZ
FIZZ
FIZZY
FOZY
FRITZ
FRIZ
FRIZZ
FROZE
FURZE
FURZY
FUTZ
FUZE
FUZED
FUZEE
FUZES
FUZIL
FUZZ
FUZZY
GAUZE
GAUZY
GAZAR
GAZE
GAZED
GAZER
GAZES
GEEZ
GHAZI
GIZMO
GLAZE
GLAZY
GLITZ
GLOZE
GONZO
GRAZE
GROSZ
HAFIZ
HAMZA
HAZAN
HAZE

HAZED
HAZEL
HAZER
HAZES
HAZY
HEEZE
HERTZ
HUZZA
IZAR
IZARS
JAZZ
JAZZY
JEEZ
KAZOO
KLUTZ
KUDZU
LAZAR
LAZE
LAZED
LAZES
LAZY
LEZ
LEZES
LUTZ
MAIZE
MATZA
MATZO
MAZE
MAZED
MAZER
MAZES
MAZY
MEZE
MEZES
MEZZO
MIRZA
MIZEN
MOZO
MOZOS

MUZZY
NAZI
NAZIS
NERTZ
NIZAM
OOZE
OOZED
OOZES
OOZY
ORZO
ORZOS
OUZEL
OUZO
OUZOS
OYEZ
OZONE
PHIZ
PIZZA
PLAZA
PLOTZ
PREZ
PRIZE
PUTZ
QUIZ
RAZE
RAZED
RAZEE
RAZER
RAZES
RAZOR
RAZZ
RITZ
RITZY
SEIZE
SIZAR
SIZE
SIZED
SIZER
SIZES

SIZY
SMAZE
SOYUZ
SOZIN
SPAZ
SPITZ
TAZZA
TAZZE
TIZZY
TOPAZ
TROOZ
TZAR
TZARS
UNZIP
VIZIR
VIZOR
WALTZ
WHIZ
WHIZZ
WINZE
WIZ
WIZEN
WIZES
WOOZY
ZA
ZAG
ZAGS
ZAIRE
ZAMIA
ZANY
ZANZA
ZAP
ZAPPY
ZAPS
ZARF
ZARFS
ZAS
ZAX
ZAXES
ZAYIN

ZAZEN
ZEAL
ZEALS
ZEBEC
ZEBRA
ZEBU
ZEBUS
ZED
ZEDS
ZEE
ZEES
ZEIN
ZEINS
ZEK
ZEKS
ZERK
ZERKS
ZERO
ZEROS
ZEST
ZESTS
ZESTY
ZETA
ZETAS
ZIBET
ZIG
ZIGS
ZILCH
ZILL
ZILLS
ZIN
ZINC
ZINCS
ZINCY
ZINEB
ZING
ZINGS
ZINGY
ZINKY
ZINS

ZIP
ZIPPY
ZIPS
ZIRAM
ZIT
ZITI
ZITIS
ZITS
ZIZIT
ZLOTE
ZLOTY
ZOA
ZOEA
ZOEAE
ZOEAL
ZOEAS
ZOIC
ZOMBI
ZONAL
ZONE
ZONED
ZONER
ZONES
ZONK
ZONKS
ZOO
ZOOID
ZOOKS
ZOOM
ZOOMS
ZOON
ZOONS
ZOOS
ZOOTY
ZORI
ZORIL
ZOWIE
ZYME
ZYMES
*note that LEZ, LEZES, LEZZY are not in OSPD3 but are acceptable for club and tournament play in the US

Reversible 3-letter words

[103, listed twice each + 59 palindromes]


AIR - RIA
ARE - ERA
ATE - ETA
AVO - OVA
BAD - DAB
BAG - GAB
BAL - LAB
BAN - NAB
BAS - SAB
BED - DEB
BEN - NEB
BIG - GIB
BIN - NIB
BIS - SIB
BOG - GOB
BOS - SOB
BOY - YOB
BRA - ARB
BUD - DUB
BUN - NUB
BUR - RUB
BUS - SUB
BUT - TUB
CAP - PAC
CIS - SIC
COD - DOC
COR - ROC
DAB - BAD
DAG - GAD
DAL - LAD
DAM - MAD
DAP - PAD
DEB - BED
DEL - LED
DEW - WED
DIG - GID
DIM - MID
DOC - COD
DOG - GOD
DON - NOD

DOR - ROD
DOS - SOD
DOT - TOD
DUB - BUD
DUO - OUD
EAT - TAE
EEL - LEE
ERA - ARE
ETA - ATE
FER - REF
FIR - RIF
GAB - BAG
GAD - DAG
GAL - LAG
GAM - MAG
GAN - NAG
GAS - SAG
GAT - TAG
GEL - LEG
GET - TEG
GIB - BIG
GID - DIG
GIP - PIG
GOB - BOG
GOD - DOG
GOT - TOG
GUM - MUG
GUT - TUG
GUV - VUG
HEP - PEH
HEY - YEH
HOP - POH
KAY - YAK
LAB - BAL
LAD - DAL
LAG - GAL
LAP - PAL
LAS - SAL
LED - DEL
LEE - EEL

LEG - GEL
LET - TEL
LIN - NIL
LIT - TIL
MAD - DAM
MAG - GAM
MAN - NAM
MAT - TAM
MHO - OHM
MID - DIM
MIR - RIM
MIS - SIM
MON - NOM
MOP - POM
MOR - ROM
MOT - TOM
MUG - GUM
MUS - SUM
NAB - BAN
NAG - GAN
NAM - MAN
NAP - PAN
NEB - BEN
NET - TEN
NEW - WEN
NIB - BIN
NIL - LIN
NIT - TIN
NOD - DON
NOM - MON
NOS - SON
NOT - TON
NOW - WON
NUB - BUN
NUS - SUN
OHM - MHO
OOT - TOO
OUD - DUO
OVA - AVO
PAC - CAP

PAD - DAP
PAL - LAP
PAN - NAP
PAY - YAP
PEH - HEP
PER - REP
PIG - GIP
PIS - SIP
PIT - TIP
POH - HOP
POM - MOP
POT - TOP
POW - WOP
PUS - SUP
PUT - TUP
RAJ - JAR
RAT - TAR
RAY - YAR
REF - FER
REP - PER
RES - SER
RIA - AIR
RIF - FIR
RIM - MIR
ROC - COR
ROD - DOR
ROM - MOR
ROT - TOR
RUB - BUR
SAB - BAS
SAG - GAS
SAL - LAS
SAT - TAS
SAW - WAS
SER - RES
SIB - BIS
SIC - CIS
SIM - MIS
SIP - PIS
SIT - TIS

SIX - XIS
SOB - BOS
SOD - DOS
SON - NOS
SOW - WOS
SUB - BUS
SUM - MUS
SUN - NUS
SUP - PUS
TAE - EAT
TAG - GAT
TAM - MAT
TAR - RAT
TAS - SAT
TAV - VAT
TEG - GET
TEL - LET
TEN - NET
TIL - LIT
TIN - NIT
TIP - PIT
TIS - SIT
TOD - DOT
TOG - GOT
TOM - MOT
TON - NOT
TOO - OOT
TOP - POT
TOR - ROT
TOW - WOT
TUB - BUT
TUG - GUT
TUP - PUT
VAT - TAV
VUG - GUV
WAS - SAW
WED - DEW
WEN - NEW
WON - NOW
WOP - POW

WOS - SOW
WOT - TOW
XIS - SIX
YAK - KAY
YAP - PAY
YAR - RAY
YEH - HEY
YOB - BOY

ABA
AGA
AHA
ALA
AMA
ANA
AVA
AWA
BIB
BOB
BUB
DAD
DID
DUD
EKE
EME
ERE
EVE
EWE
EYE
GAG
GIG
HAH
HEH
HUH
MEM
MIM
MOM
MUM
NUN
OHO


OXO
PAP
PEP
PIP
POP
PUP
SIS
SOS
TAT
TET
TIT
TOT
TUT
ULU
VAV
WAW
WOW
YAY
*note WOP is not in OSPD3 but is acceptable for club and tournament play in the US

the 51 2- and 3-letter words ending in -A, listed by endings

AAs
BAAs

BAs
ABAs

OCAs

DA*

KEAs
LEAs
PEAs
SEAs
TEAs
YEAs

FAs

AGAs

HAs
AHA 
SHA 
WHA 

PIAs
RIAs
VIA 

KAs
OKAs
SKAs

LAs
ALAs

MAs
AMAs

NA 
ANAs

BOAs
GOAs
KOAs
MOAs
ZOA 

PAs
SPAs

BRAs
ERAs
ORA 

TAs
ETAs
UTAs

QUA
-d,-g,-i

AVA 
OVA 

AWA 
TWAs

YA 
PYAs
RYAs

ZAs

*note that DA has been removed from OSPD3 and is no longer acceptable for club and tournament play in the US

AAs   rough, cindery lava
ABAs   a sleeveless garment worn by Arabs
AGAs   a high-ranking Turkish military officer
AHA   interj: surprise, triumph or derision
ALA   a wing or winglike part (pl. ALAE)
AMAs   =AMAH, an Oriental nurse
ANAs   a collection of misc. info. about some subject
AVA   adv: at all
AWA   adv: away
BAs   the eternal soul: Egyptian mythology
BAAs   to bleat
BOAs   a large snake
BRAs   a brassiere
ERAs   an epoch
ETAs   a Greek letter
FAs   the 4th tone of the diatonic musical scale
GOAs   an Asian gazelle
HAs   a sound of surprise
KAs   the spiritual self of a human being: Egyptian religion
KEAs   a parrot
KOAs   a timber tree
LAs   the 6th tone of the diatonic musical scale
LEAs   a meadow
MAs   mother
MOAs   an extinct flightless bird
NA   adv: no, not
OCAs   a South American herb
OKAs   a Turkish unit of weight
ORA   plural of OS, an orifice
OVA   plural of OVUM, the female reproductive cell of animals
PAs   a father
PEAs   the edible seed of an annual herb
PIAs   a membrane of the brain
PYAs   a copper coin of Burma
QUA   adv: in the capacity of
RIAs   a long, narrow inlet
RYAs   a Scandinavian handwoven rug
SEAs   the ocean
SHA   interj: used to urge silence
SKAs   a popular music of Jamaica
SPAs   a mineral spring
TAs   an expression of gratitude
TEAs   a beverage
TWAs   two
UTAs   any of a genus of large lizards
VIA   prep: by way of
WHA   pron: who
YA   pron: you
YEAs   an affirmative vote
ZAs   pizza
ZOA   a plural of ZOON, the whole product of one fertilized egg