The (polite) Four Letter Word Game

###The instructions for this game are:###

1. Change just ONE letter and/or Rearrange the letters and form a new 4-letter word.

  • (Words should be found in a common, authoritative English dictionary. The Urban dictionary is not a valid reference in this game.)
  • (No proper names, titles, brand names, trademarks, contractions, abbreviations, combining forms (hyphenated words), or acronyms please.)
  • (Corroborating definitions of submissions should be found in at least two independent resources.)
  • (Please take turns as one would in a real game, no consecutive posts. )

The Challenge of this game is to post words that have not been used before (if possible).

To minimize repeats, Click the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the window before posting and search to see if the word has been used before. The search function is blazingly fast!

IMPORTANT!
Help keep the word train rolling! Before responding to the latest post, scroll back a post or two to be sure the latest word is valid. If it is not, just “Reply With Quote” to the last valid submission and skip the invalid one.

Examples:

acre

care

cart


Word List as of post #3092

An alphabetical list of words that have been posted.   (The number in parentheses is the number of times a word has been repeated.)

abed , abet , able , ably , abox , abra , abut , abye , abys , acai , aced , aces , ache , achy , acid , acme , acne , acre , acts , adds , adit , adze , aeon , aero , aery , afar , agar , aged , ages , agin , agio , agma , agog , agon , ague , ahem , ahoy , aide , aids , ails , aims , airs , airt , airy , ajar , akin , alae , alar , alas , alba , albs , alee , ales , alga , alit , alky , ally , alms , aloe , alow , alps , also , alto , alum , ambo , amel , amen , amid , amir , ammo , amok , amps , amyl , anal , ands , anew , anil , anis , ankh , anoa , anon , ante , anti , ants , anus , aped , aper , apes , apex , apod , apps , apse , arak , arch , arco , arcs , area , aria , arid , aril , arks , arms , army , arts , arty , arum , arvo , asci , asea , ashy , asks , asps , atom , atop , auks , aula , aunt , aura , auto , avel , aver , avid , avow , away , awed , awes , awls , awry , axed , axel , axes , axil , axis , axle , axon , ayah , ayes , azym , baba , babe , baby , back , bade , bads , bags , bail , bait , bake , bald , bale , balk , ball (+1) , balm , bama , bams , band , bane , bang , bani , bank , bans , baps , barb , bard , bare , barf , bark , barm , barn , bars , base , bash , bask , bass , bast , bate , bath , bats , batt , baud , bawd , bawl , bawn , baya , bays , bead , beak , beam , bean , bear , beat (+1) , beau , beck , beds , beef , been , beep , beer , bees , beet , begs , bell , belt , bema , bend , bent , berg , berk , berm , best , beta , bets , bevy , bias , bibs , bice , bide , bids , bier , biff , bike , bile , bilk , bill , bind , bine , bing , bins , bint , bird , birl , biro , bise , bish , bite , bits , bitt , blab , blad , blae , blag , blah , blat , blay , bled , blet , blew , blin , blip , blob , bloc , blog , blot , blow , blub , blue , blur , boar , boas , boat , bobs , boce , bock , bode , bods , body , bogs , bogy , boil , bola , bold , bole , boll , bolo , bolt , boma , bomb , bond , bone , bong , bonk , bony , boob , book , boom , boon , boor , boos , boot , bora , bore , born , bort , bosh , boss , bota , bote , both , boto , bots , boud , boul , bout , bowl , bows , boys , bozo , brad , brae , brag , bran , bras , brat , braw , bray , bred , brew , brig , brim , brin , brio , brit , brob , brow , bruh , brut , bubo , buck , budo , buds , buff , bugs , buhl , bulb , bulk , bull , bump , bums , bund , bung , bunk , buns , bunt , buoy , burl , burn , burp , burr , bury , bush , buss , bust , busy , bute , butt , buys , byre , byte , cabs , caca , cack , cade , cadi , cafe , caff , cage , cagy , caid , cake , caky , calf , calk , call , calm , calx , cama , came , camo , camp , cams , cane , cans , cant , cape , capo , caps , card , care , cark , carl , carp , cars , cart , case , cash , cask , cass , cast , cats (+1) , cauf , caul , cave , cavy , cays , ceca , cede , cedi , ceil , cell , cels , celt , cent , ceps , cere , cero , chad , chai , chap , char , chat , chef , chew , chia , chic , chin , chip , chis , chit , chop , chub , chug , chum , ciao , cill , cine , cist , cite , city , clad , clam , clan , clap , claw , clay , clee , clef , cleg , clew , clip , clod , clog , clop , clot , clou , cloy , club , clue , coal , coat , coax , cobs , cock , coda , code , coed , coif , coil , coin , coir , coke , cola , cold , cole , coll , cols , colt , coly , coma , comb , come , cone , conk , cony , cook , cool , coop , coot , cope , cops , copy , cord , core , corf , cork , corm , corn , cosh , cost , cosy , cote , cots , coup , cove , cowl , cows , coxa , cozy , crab , crag , cram , cran , crap , craw , crew , crib , croc , crop , crow (+1) , crud , crus , crux , cube , cubs , cuds , cued , cues , cuff , cuke , cull , cult , cups , curb , curd , cure , curl , curs , curt , cush , cusp , cuss , cute , cuts , cyan , cyma , cyst , czar , dabs , dace , dado , dads , daft , dais , dale (+1) , dame , damn , damp , dams , dank , dans , dare , darg , dark , darn , dart , dash , data , date , daub , dawn , daws , days (+1) , daze , dead , deaf , deal , dean , dear (+1) , debt , deck , deco , deed , deem , deep , deer , dees , deft , defy , dele , deli , dell , deme , demo , demy , dene , deni , dens , dent , deny , derm , derv , desk , deva , dhak , dhow , dial , dibs , dice , died , dies , diet , digs , dika , dike , dill , dime , dims , dine , ding , dino , dins , dint , diol , dips , dire , dirk , dirt , disc , dish , disk , dita , dits , diva , dive , dock , dodo , doer , does , doff , doge , dogs , dohs , doit , dojo , dole , doll , dolt , dome , done , dong , dons (+1) , doob , doom , door , dopa , dope , dopy , dorm , dorp , dors , dory , dose , doss , dost , dote , doth , dots , dour , dout , dove , down , doze , dozy , drab , drag , dram , drat , draw , dray , dree , dreg , drew , drey , drib , drip , drop , drub , drug , drum , dual , dubs , duck , duct , dude , duds , duel , dues , duet , duff , dugs , duit , duke , dull , duly , dumb , dump , dune , dung , dunk , duns , dunt , duos , dupe , dura , dure , durn , dusk , dust , duty , dyed , dyer , dyes , dyke , dyne , dzos , each , earl , earn , ears , ease , east , easy , eats , eave , ebbs , ecad , echo , echt , ecru , eddy , edge , edgy , edit , eels , eery , efts , egad , eggs , egos , eked , ekes , elan , elhi , elix , elks , ells , elms , else , emic , emir , emit , emus , ends , ents , eons , epee , epic , epos , eras , ergo , ergs , erks , erne , errs , erst , espy , etch , etic , etna , etui , euro , even , ever , evil , ewer , ewes , exam , exit , exon , eyas , eyed , eyes , eyot , eyra , face , fact , fade , fads , fags , fail , fain , fair , fake , fall , fame , fang , fans , fare , farl , farm , faro , fart , fash , fast , fate , fats , faun , faux , fawn , faze , feal , fear , feat , feed , feel , fees , feet , fell , felt , fend , fern , fest , feta , fete , feud , fiat , fibs , fief , fife , figs , fila , file , fill , film , find , fine , fino , fins , fire , firm , firn , firs , fish , fist , fits , five , flab , flag , flak , flan , flap , flat , flaw , flax , flay , flea , fled , flee , flet , flew , flex , flim , flip , flit , flob , floc , floe , flog , flop , flor , flow , flub , flue , flux , foal , foam , fobs , foes , fogy , foil , fold , folk , fond , font , food , fool , foot , fora , forb , ford , fore , fork , form , fort , foul , four , fowl , foxy , frag , frap , fray , free , fret , frit , frog , from , fuel , full , fume , fund , furl , furs , fury , fuse , fuss , gads , gaff , gaga , gage , gags , gain , gait , gala , gale , gall , gals , gamb , game , gamp , gams , gamy , gang , gaol , gape , gaps , garb , gari , gars , gash , gasp , gate , gats , gaud , gaur , gave , gawk , gawp , gaze , gear , geed , geic , geld , gels , gelt , gems , gene , genu , germ , gets , geum , ghat , ghee , gibe , gift , gild , gill , gilt , gimp , gins , gird , girl , girn , giro , girt , gist , gits , give , glad , glam , glee , glen , gley , glia , glib , glob , glom , glop , glow , glue , glug , glum , glut , gnar , gnat , gnaw , gnus , goad , goal , goat , gobo , gods , goes , gold , golf , gone , gong , good , goof , goon , goop , gord , gore , gorp , gory , gosh , goth , gout , gowk , gown , grab , grad , gram , gran , gray , grew , grey , grid (+1) , grim , grin , grip , grit , grog , grow , grub , guan , guar , gulf , gull , gulp , gump , gums , guna , gunk , guns , gurn , gurt , gush , gust , guts , guys , gybe , gyms , gyps , gyre , gyro , gyve , haar , hack , hade , haem , hags , haik , hail , hair , haka , hake , hale , half , hall , halm , halo , halt , hame , hams , hand , hang , hank , hard , hare , hark , harm , harp , hart , hash (+1) , hasp , hast , hate , hath , hats , haul , have , hawk , haws , haze , hazy , head , heal , heap , hear , heat , hebe , heck , heed (+1) , heel , heir , held , helm , help , hemp , hems , hens , herb , herd , here , herl , herm , hero , hers , hesp , hewn , hews , hick , hide , hied , hies , hike , hila , hill , hilt , hind , hint , hips , hire , hiss , hits , hoar , hoax , hobo , hobs , hock , hods , hoed , hoer , hoes , hogg , hogo , hoit , hoke , hoki , hold , hole , holm , holt , holy , home , hone , hong , honk , hood , hoof , hook , hoop , hoot , hope , hops , hora , horn , hose , host , hots , hour , hove , howe , howl , hubs , hued , huer , hues , huff , huge , hugs , hula , hulk , hull , hump , hums , hung , hunk , hunt , hurl , hurt , husk , huss , huts , hype , hypo , iamb , ibex , ibis , iced , ices , icky , icon , idea , idem , ides , idle , idly , idol , ikat , ilea , ilex , ills , imam , inch , inga , inks , inky , inly , inns , into , ions , iota , ires , iris , irks , iron , isle , itch , item (+1) , iter , jabs , jade , jags , jail , jamb , jams , jape , jarl , jars , jays , jeep , jeer , jell , jerk , jess , jest , jets , jibe , jibs , jilt , joey , joke , jolt , jong , joss , jots , jowl , judo , jump , junk , jury , just , jute , juts , kail , kaki , 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, maun , maws , maxi , mayo , maze , mazy , mead , meak , meal , mean , meat , mech , meds , meed , meek , meet , mela , meld , mell , melo , melt , meme , memo , mems , mend , menu , meow , merd , mere , mesa , mesh , mess , meta , mete , meth , meum , mewl , mews , mhos , mica , mice , mien , miff , mike , mild , mile , milk , mill , milo , milt , mime , mina , mind , mine , mink , mint , mire , miry , mise , miss (+1) , mist , mite , mitt , mitu , mity , moan , moat , mobs , mock , moco , mode , moff , mogs , moha , mojo , moke , mola , mold , mole , moll , molt , mome , moms , monk , mono , mood , moon , moor , moos , moot , mope , mops , mora , more , mort , moss , most , mote , moth (+1) , mots , moue , move , mown , mows , moya , much , muck , muff , mugs , mule , mull , mume , mumm , mump , mums , mumu , mung , muni , munj , muon , mure , murk (+1) , muse , mush , musk , muss , must (+2) , mute , mutt , myas , myna , myth , myxa , nabs , naff , nags , naif (+1) , nail , name , 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, repp , reps , rest , rete , rets , rhea , rhos , rhus , ribs , rice , rich , rick , ride , rids , riel , rife , rifs , rift , rigs , rile , rill , rima , rime , rims , rimy , rind , ring , rink , riot , ripe (+1) , rips , rise , risk , rite , ritz , rive , road , roam , roan , roar , robe , robs , rock , rocs , rode , rods , roed , roey , roil , roky , role , roll , romp , rone , rood , roof , rook , room , root , rope , ropy , rort , rose , ross , rosy , rota , rote , roti , roto , rots , roue , rout , roux , rove , rows , rube , rubs , ruby , ruck , rudd , rude , ruds , rued , rues , ruff , rugs , ruin , rule , ruly , rump , rums , rune , rung , runs , runt , ruse , rush , rusk , rust , ruth , ruts , ryas , ryot , sack , safe , saga , sage , sago , sags , said , sail , sake , saki , sale , salp , salt , same , samp , sand , sane , sang , sank , sari , sark , sarn , sash , sass , sate , save , sawn , saws , saxe , saya , says , scab , scad , scam , scan , scar , scat , scot , scow , 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rids

stir

tars

ants

:ant: :ant: :ant: :ant:

aunt

:older_woman:

stun

guns

rung

ring

iron

rind

bind

bond