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Most Common Body Part Words

Name the most common words for body parts in the English language.
Source: Corpus of Contemporary American English
Certain "questionable" words excluded
Complainers will be shot on sight
Last updated: December 15, 2017
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rank
word
163
hand
230
eye
242
head
300
face
314
back
378
foot
466
arm
470
heart
572
hair
838
leg
933
shoulder
978
finger
rank
word
998
mouth
1008
skin
1205
brain
1319
ear
1472
bone
1485
knee
1492
neck
1511
lip
1656
chest
1669
breast
1697
nose
1699
muscle
rank
word
1802
tooth
2378
throat
2479
stomach
2625
hip
2820
tongue
2938
palm
3081
heel
3338
lung
3376
toe
3503
organ
3515
elbow
3630
forehead
rank
word
3657
limb
3775
thumb
3795
chin
3857
ankle
4048
jaw
4190
thigh
4338
eyebrow
4628
rib
4711
butt
4759
liver
excluded
313
body
484
mind
701
blood
1529
fat
1645
soul
3179
flesh
3749
fist
4548
rod
4692
beard
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level 71
Dec 15, 2017
Eye and heart don't make the list but eybrow and butt do? That seems suspect. Organ is sort of a broad category and should be in the excluded list. And speaking of that, why is "rod" on the excluded list? I doubt we are down to the rods and cones of the eye and the only other reference would be on the questionable list anyway.
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level 75
Dec 15, 2017
Also `mouth´.
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level 80
Dec 15, 2017
Agree.
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level ∞
Dec 15, 2017
Fixed
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level 47
Dec 17, 2017
Also, it's a politically-correct quiz. I'm pretty sure that some of the most commonly used words refer to people's "private parts". At least in my native Denmark that would be the case. :)
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level 11
Dec 18, 2017
eye and heart make it...
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level 80
Dec 15, 2017
Eye must be one of the "questionable" words as in Eye Heart You
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level 80
Dec 18, 2017
apparently this oversight was fixed in the past three dazes
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level 79
Dec 16, 2017
I am surprised at not seeing "nail". Although it's one of those words where you need to check the context to see if it's used as a body part or as a building product. I wonder how that works anyway as there are other words there too that don't always refer to body parts.
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level 45
Dec 16, 2017
Accept teeth for tooth?
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level 74
Aug 7, 2018
I also tried teeth and when that didn't work I didn't even try tooth. Even here in Kentucky we generally have more than one tooth - contrary to popular belief.
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level 75
Dec 16, 2017
Not that I'm complaining, but what about nerve?
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level 57
Dec 17, 2017
You must have some nerve to complain....
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level 65
Dec 16, 2017
Didn't shoot anybody on sight as yet I see QM!
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level 24
Dec 17, 2017
Stupid quiz, who calls their arse/backside/bum a "butt"? What about genitals... none of those work. Are you telling me you asked a bunch of people to name bodyparts and they named "forehead" before they gave numerous names for their knackers? Haway man.
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level 66
Dec 17, 2017
This is a genteel quiz site ....... Geordie.
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level 69
Dec 21, 2017
Americans say butt, and would not be caught dead saying backside or bum, let alone arse. Plus, I don't know what my "knackers" even are (nor does my spell check). Some things are just regional!
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level 66
Jan 31, 2018
if your a Sam samiamco you are almost sat on them, if your a 'Miss' then you 'aint got any.
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level 73
Mar 29, 2018
Americans do say backside, bum, arse, fanny, etc.... but usually only when they're trying to sound intentionally ridiculous for comedic effect. "Backside" has some limited mainstream popularity in the American South. "Bottom" is favored among prudes who think "butt" is too racy. "Hiney," "seat," "caboose" maybe among small children or those speaking to them. Tush, Tucchus, Rear End.... there are so many words for butts and sex organs.
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level 74
Mar 29, 2018
Butt is short for buttocks, but I was never allowed to say it when I was young although Mom didn't say anything when my brothers did. It was considered a vulgar word nice young ladies didn't say in the 1950s and early '60s. I had to say "bottom". BTW, Kalba, when my daughter went to school in Australia, she was warned not to say fanny when meaning buttocks. Apparently it has a completely different meaning there.
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level 27
Dec 17, 2017
rear end/buttocks/bottom/ass/arse instead of butt (or have them interchangeable)? uterus? kidney? nerve? artery? vein? blood? eyelid?
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level 43
Dec 18, 2017
No kidneys??? No cheeks, intestine, pancreas or spleen etc. back, hip, butt accepted separately. Poor quiz
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level 65
Dec 18, 2017
Why wouldn't back, hip, and butt be accepted separately? They are three completely different things.
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level 57
Dec 18, 2017
How often do you truly believe pancreas is used?
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level 57
Dec 18, 2017
Also back, hip, and butt are entirely different parts of the body. If you asked someone to point to each, they would never point to the same thing.
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level 43
Dec 18, 2017
No kidneys, pancreas, spleen or intestine etc. ??
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level 65
Dec 18, 2017
What rank are those in terms of commonly used words?
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level 32
Dec 18, 2017
"complainers will be shot on sight"
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level 71
Dec 18, 2017
"Complainers will be shot on sight" haha love it!
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level 41
Dec 19, 2017
bottom, bum, arse, rump, posterior but never butt.
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level 69
Dec 21, 2017
Again, Americans say butt, but not the others (you Brits actually refer to your butt as your "posterior" in everyday conversation?).
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level 35
Mar 30, 2018
Oh yes. We are a refined type. In fact we would usually say 'that which shall not be named'.
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level 66
Dec 19, 2017
Good quiz, a bit more flexibility on type-ins would be nice. As some of the others have said, bottom, backside, and even arse/ass etc for 'butt' and the likes of teeth for 'tooth'.
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level 70
Feb 14, 2018
The quiz is about most commonly used words. If "butt" is used more often than backside (what a weird word) or ass, nothing the quizmaster can do about it. Accepting synonyms would go against the basic concept of the quiz.
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level 48
Dec 19, 2017
Body "part" quiz? The problem is that this quiz - the most flawed quiz on this entire site - doesn't know what a body part is, nor how to account for "double-count." Arms and Legs ARE limbs. To accept them both is just absurd. Words that describe general regions of the human facade, such as face, IS NOT ACTUALLY A BODY PART! The heart, lung, liver, etc. ARE organs. Yet again - this is a double-count. This list needs serious fixing. At least change the title to "any random words pertaining to the body" because it most certainly is NOT about body parts!
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level ∞
Dec 20, 2017
Face is not a body part? Interesting.
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level 61
Jan 10, 2018
The face is a part of the body and the nose is a part of the body, yet the nose is also a part of the face. See how that works? This is a quiz about the most used words pertaining to body parts in everyday language, not an attempt to divide the body into 46 exclusive parts or anything like that.
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level 75
Mar 29, 2018
"the most flawed quiz on this entire site"

You haven't been around here much, have you?
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level 34
Jan 20, 2018
wrist?
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level 57
Mar 29, 2018
Was surprised not to find cheek, wrist and waist!
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level 65
Mar 29, 2018
"Organ"? really? Also no genitalia?
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level 74
Mar 29, 2018
I seldom hear the word genitalia used in common speech, and I'd guess there are too many other words for any of them to make the list individually.
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level 49
Mar 29, 2018
Who else sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Knees and Toes)" while doing this? :)
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level 74
Mar 29, 2018
I wondered if words with multiple meanings such as organ were counted only when used as a body part, or if the tally was the number of times the word was used, regardless of meaning.
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level 42
Mar 29, 2018
I think you should accept teeth for tooth. You accept eye for eyes and other single organs. I did also try bum and ass... Not accepted but butt is there. That is more an American term
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level 31
Mar 29, 2018
Armpit?
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level 60
Mar 29, 2018
Didn't get any of the "unspecific" ones. Limb, organ, muscle, bone... Those are tough.
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level 68
Mar 29, 2018
Organ and Limb should be off the list.
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level 43
Mar 29, 2018
I'm sorry, but some of this just doesn't make sense. I feel like you should keep the answers either general or specific. Why are organ, muscle, bone, and limb included, and so are variations of specificity of these, i.e. leg, lung, heart, skin ect. Also, I don't get why muscle is included, but fat is not, as they are simply different bodily components, both crucial to survival, and given at birth.
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level 36
Mar 31, 2018
This is the best quiz I've played all week :)
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level 47
Apr 1, 2018
I think teeth should be accepted for tooth.
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level 79
May 14, 2018
Maybe accept "brow" for "eyebrow?" I tried it several times throughout the quiz and it ended up the last one I got when I realized I needed eye in front.
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level 35
Jun 15, 2018
could you accept bottom for the butt question? we use bottom for polite usage in UK. thanks