Three Letter Vocabulary Words

All the words are only three letters long. Based on the definition, guess the word.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedJune 29, 2010
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Definition
Word
What you sit on in church
Pew
Female sheep
Ewe
Male equivalent to a lass
Lad
Movement of the tide back out to sea
Ebb
Sound made by a dove
Coo
What a cow chews for the second time
Cud
Venomous snake that killed Cleopatra
Asp
Magical curse
Hex
Jamaican musical genre
Ska
Drunkard
Sot
Fish eggs
Roe
Definition
Word
Large, clumsy, stupid man
Oaf
Mischievous child or minor demon
Imp
Mongrel dog
Cur
Ornamental carp of East Asia
Koi
Scrap of food
Ort
Type of Turkish hat
Fez
Giant, extinct bird of New Zealand
Moa
Cacophony; Loud commotion
Din
Vigor's counterpart
Vim
A dandy
Fop
Wildebeest
Gnu
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Level ∞
Mar 28, 2013
I dumbed it down a bit. Still hard, though!
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2013
Tough quiz, I like it.
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Level 85
Sep 3, 2018
I really want to use ort in a conversation.
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Level 75
Sep 26, 2015
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Level 20
Apr 26, 2013
Nice one! I love the vocabulary quizzes. They help with my crossword vocab. ;)
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2013
You should also accept 'Dub' for 'Jamaican Musical Genre', as Dub grew out of reggae in Jamaica in the 60's.
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Level 73
Apr 28, 2013
Me too
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Level 64
Feb 11, 2014
Agreed, dub needs to be acceptable. I know the quizmaster is all about wikipedia so here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_(music)
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Level ∞
Jun 22, 2015
Dub will work now.
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Level 60
Nov 16, 2016
Thought "ado" might work.
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Level 73
Apr 26, 2013
Only one I didn't get was Ort - never heard of that.
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Level 40
Apr 26, 2013
Shout also accept 'bit'
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Level 55
Apr 28, 2014
You should do more crossword puzzles.
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Level 43
Apr 26, 2013
Tripped up over 'Vigor' - thought it was a person/thing, what with the 'u' being missing (to a British eye).

Nice quiz though.

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Level 58
Sep 29, 2015
"Vigor" Mortensen?
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Level 63
Apr 21, 2018
"Vim and vigor" is an expression.
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Level 67
Apr 9, 2019
I wondered what it was. Here vim is a cleaning material used to be called jif, or was it the other way around... anyway it was first called one of those and later the other.
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Level 64
Apr 27, 2018
Yes, I did too. I kicked myself when I saw the answer. I just didn't read it as vigour but thought it was a name. I assumed it was someone comicbook character or something as it sounded like that so I moved on knowing I wouldn't know the answer. Then vim and vigour - d'oh!
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Level 74
Apr 29, 2013
Sot? If I remember my "Aqualung" lyrics, Ian Anderson clearly says "...you poor old sod..." Hmmmmm... something's fish here...
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Level 49
Jan 24, 2015
um he isn't a drunkard.. google poor old sod.. BTW I was right with my meaning :)
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Level 85
Dec 26, 2019
Sod describes a scenario that might happen if you drink too much.
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2020
"Under the sod" comes from the dutch (onder de) zode (like a slab of earth covered with grass) and is a euphemism for death, like 6feet under. Sod to refer to a person comes from sodomite.

personally I didnt know sot, but seeing the answer, I do know besotted/besotten. And only now see the link with dutch zat and bezatten (being drunk and getting drunk respectively). Refering to a drunk (person) would be zatlap.

All ultimately derive from the proto-germanic for sated.

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Level 85
Feb 13, 2015
Sot - another common crossword.....word.
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Level 72
Jul 1, 2013
Finished with 4.13 left. Way easy.
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Level 53
May 19, 2014
Totally easy if you do enough crosswords! @buck1017....'sot' is a drunkard, but 'sod', as in "poor old sod" is something rather different.
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Level 64
Aug 20, 2014
Challenging but fun. Please don't apologise for putting a quiz on here a little harder than the average
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Level 58
Sep 10, 2015
Zepplin -- (The Din)

The cup is raised, the toast is made yet again

One voice is clear above the din

Proud Arianne one word, my will to sustain

For me, the cloth once more to spin

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Level 82
Sep 28, 2015
I thought it was just reggae that we could blame on Jamaica. Didn't realize they were also responsible for ska.
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Level 57
Sep 30, 2015
Ado for Cacophony; Loud commotion.
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Level 45
Dec 2, 2015
I was thinking "row"
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Level 74
Apr 21, 2018
me too and I'm not even British.
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Level 56
Oct 1, 2015
Ha ha! I only got the right meaning for 'vigor' on reading the comments above. Assumed it was some unknown character. You Americans and your funny spellings!
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2016
"Magical curse" - as opposed to a non-magical curse?
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Level 59
Apr 21, 2018
Yeah. Some people use curse to mean bad luck- Say you keep spilling drinks, you might say "oh, i'm cursed!" with no reference to magic at all
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2020
So they are just "magically" cursed without magic?
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Level 71
Jan 31, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 64
Mar 24, 2018
Sca for Ska?
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Level 63
Apr 21, 2018
18/22. I really should've also gotten hex, oaf and ska but, you know, mental block.
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Level 66
Apr 21, 2018
Learned so many of these in the crucible of the New York Times crossword. Now let's do a quiz on Oreos!
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2018
I eventually got all of them with time to spare, but some made me think, which I liked. I did get stuck on the commotion, though, as I kept trying 'ado'. Suggest this be accepted - anyone with basic Shakespearean knowledge would know this option.
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Level 74
Apr 22, 2018
Yes! I kept thinking it was ado. It's always an answer to that type of question in my crosswords. Plus I read Shakespeare for work. lol
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2018
The last answer reminded me of Walt Kelly's version of "Good King Wenceslas," which Churchy LaFemme sang as "Good King Sauerkraut": "Good King Sauerkraut, look out!/On yo' feets uneven./While the snoo lay roun' about . . ." at which point Pogo Possum would interrupt the song to ask "Snoo? What's snoo?" Churchy replied, of course, "I don't know, what's new with you?"
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Level 62
Apr 23, 2018
vigour not vigor
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Level 44
Nov 10, 2018
Funny, I never heard of a moa before.
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Level 85
Apr 9, 2019
I sit on the same 3- letter body part in church as I sit on anywhere else.
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Level 74
Sep 28, 2020
I though 'Vigor' was someone's name, as I'm used to spelling it 'vigour'.
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Level 64
Sep 28, 2020
Gaaah, when I saw the "minor demon" clue, I knew there was a Digimon named after it, but all I could think of was DemiDevimon.
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Level 49
Sep 19, 2021
@ihaveanewname: I recommend that you listen to "Diddy Wah Diddy" by Blind Blake, where he explains, starting at the halfway point, the connection between the two:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sB8ycdbJo.
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Level 47
Sep 19, 2021
Fops and dandies are not the same thing. They're historical terms. Fops dressed gaudily in wigs, breeches and powder in the 18th century but were superceded by dandies (Beau Brummell) in the 19th, who wore trousers and washed! Check it out.
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Level 62
Sep 19, 2021
Thanks for the quiz. Won't SOP do for "Drunkard", See bottom definition here: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/sop
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Level 63
Sep 19, 2021
20/22. I should've gotten oaf, but I've never heard of ort.
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Level 74
Sep 19, 2021
I tried 'ado' and 'row' before getting 'din'. Seems like at least one of those others might work too.
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Level 58
Sep 19, 2021
I've never heard of "sot", "ort", or "fop"! Are those British english? I'm a middle-aged American and I have no idea.