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Top 20 Words Starting with Y

Which words starting with Y occur most frequently in English?
Excludes simple plurals and possessives ending in -s, past tenses -ed, and slang words
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Last updated: January 29, 2015
First submittedJanuary 29, 2015
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rank
letters
word
15
5
yacht
10
4
yard
16
4
yarn
20
4
yawn
3
4
year
19
5
yeast
17
4
yell
11
6
yellow
5
3
yes
7
9
yesterday
rank
letters
word
6
3
yet
12
5
yield
1
3
you
4
5
young
13
7
younger
18
8
youngest
14
9
youngster
2
4
your
9
8
yourself
8
5
youth
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level 63
Jan 29, 2015
If you have a word like "It", for which you don't include "It's" or "Its", do the frequencies of "It's" and "Its" still affect they overall ranking of "it"?
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level 72
Jan 29, 2015
Generally no. So, to take an example that happened in this quiz, if the frequency of years, which would otherwise have appeared in this Top 20, was added to that of year, then year would move up to 2nd.
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level 78
Jan 29, 2015
There are way too many rich people if yacht is more common that yearn
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level 71
Apr 28, 2018
Where I live, the most common word that starts with "Y" is y'all.
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