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You can make 7 words from 'wye' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'wye'

YEW 9 

2 letters words from 'wye'

EW 5WE 5
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of wye

wye ywe wey ewy yew eyw

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Definitions and meaning of wye



  • IPA(key): /waɪ/
  • Homophones: y, Y, why (wine-whine merger)

Alternative forms

  • wy

Etymology 1

Attested as wi c. 1200. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps cognate with Old French ui or gui. However Old Irish had a glyph, a u with an i underneath it, and pronounced wye.


wye (plural wyes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Y.
  2. A Y-shaped object: a wye level, wye-connected. Especially a Y-shaped connection of three sections of road or railroad track.
    Synonym: triangle
Derived terms
  • wye cable
  • wye switch
See also
  • (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee / zed


wye (third-person singular simple present wyes, present participle wyeing or wying, simple past and past participle wyed)

  1. (transitive, rail transport) To reverse the direction of a train using a wye.

Etymology 2

Old English wiga.


wye (plural wyes)

  1. (poetic, obsolete) A warrior or fighter.
  2. (poetic, obsolete) A hero; a man, person.


  • Wey, wey, yew


Alternative forms

  • we (Baiap)
  • wie (Sesivi)



  1. (West Ambryn) water


  • Greenhill, S.J., Blust. R, & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Native American) a breed of domestic fowl, of American origin.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)