Deadly Hangman Words

What is it that makes some Hangman words more lethal than others?

I've done some research on this question and this page not only provides some answers, but also arms you with some Hangman lists that should make you almost unbeatable (unless of course, you tell your opponent about this page!).

By the way, if you're wondering what these words mean, or if you're wondering where you can find more words like these yourself, the best reference book for Hangman games is without a shadow of doubt this dictionary.

Hangman Words With No Vowels

It only takes a few games of Hangman to work this one out for yourself. There are only five vowels out of the 26 letters in the alphabet, so it's pretty easy to make some headway into an unknown Hangman word by starting with the common vowels. That is, of course, unless it doesn't have any!


Words Containing Y


BYS
CLY
CRY
DRY
FLY
FRY
GYM
GYP
HYP
LYM
MYC
NYS
PLY
PRY
PYX
RHY
SHH
SHY
SKY
SLY
SNY
SPY
STY
SWY
SYN
THY
TRY
TYG
VLY
WHY
WRY
WYN
BYRL
CYST
DRYS
FYRD
GYMP
GYMS
GYNY
GYPS
HWYL
HYMN
HYPS
JYNX
KYND
LYCH
LYMS
LYNX
MYCS
MYTH
PRYS
RYND
SCRY
SKRY
SKYF
SKYR
SPRY
SYNC
SYND
SYPH
TRYP
TYGS
TYMP
TYND
TYPP
TYPY
WHYS
WYCH
WYND
WYNN
WYNS
XYST
YMPT
BYRLS
CHYND
CRYPT
CYSTS
DRYLY
FLYBY
FYRDS
GHYLL
GLYPH
GRYPT
GYMPS
GYNNY
GYPPY
GYPSY
HWYLS
HYMNS
KYDST
KYNDS
LYMPH
LYNCH
MYRRH
MYTHS
MYTHY
NYMPH
PSYCH
PYGMY
RYNDS
SHYLY
SKYFS
SKYRS
SLYLY
STYMY
SYLPH
SYNCH
SYNCS
SYNDS
SYNTH
SYPHS
THYMY
TRYPS
TRYST
TYMPS
TYPPS
WRYLY
WYNDS
WYNNS
XYLYL
XYSTS
CRYPTS
FLYBYS
FLYSCH
GHYLLS
GLYCYL
GLYPHS
LYMPHS
MYRRHS
NYMPHS
PSYCHS
RHYTHM
SPHYNX
SPRYLY
SYLPHS
SYLPHY
SYNCHS
SYNTHS
SYZYGY
TRYSTS
XYLYLS
GLYCYLS
NYMPHLY
RHYTHMS


No Vowels Or Y


BRR
CWM
HMM
NTH
PHT
PST
TSK
TWP
ZZZ
BRRR
CWMS
PFFT
PSST
TSKS
ZZZS
CRWTH
CWTCH
PHPHT
CRWTHS
TSKTSK
TSKTSKS


Hangman Words With Unusual Combos

The vowel-less words will win you plenty of games against the Hangman novice, but if your opponent is a true veteran of the game, he or she will know all the vowel-less words by heart.

If these are the only tricks you have up your sleeve, your rival will soon get used to your ploy and start honing in on the consonant heavies from the outset.

Another handy class of Hangman words are those containing unusual juxtapositions (i.e. neighboring letters that don't normally go together). If your opponent correctly guesses an S, for example, they are pretty unlikely to predict that the immediately following letter is a J ;-)


Words Containing -SJ-


SJOE
MASJID
MUSJID
DISJECT
DISJOIN
DISJUNE
MASJIDS
MISJOIN
MUSJIDS
SJAMBOK
DISJECTS
DISJOINS
DISJOINT
DISJUNCT
DISJUNES
MISJOINS
MISJUDGE
SJAMBOKS
CROSSJACK
DISJASKIT
DISJECTED
DISJOINED
DISJOINTS
DISJUNCTS
MISJOINED
MISJUDGED
MISJUDGER
MISJUDGES
SJAMBOKED
CROSSJACKS
DISJECTING
DISJECTION
DISJOINING
DISJOINTED
DISJUNCTOR
MISJOINDER
MISJOINING
MISJUDGERS
MISJUDGING
SJAMBOKING
SJAMBOKKED
DISJECTIONS
DISJOINABLE
DISJOINTING
DISJUNCTION
DISJUNCTIVE
DISJUNCTORS
DISJUNCTURE
MISJOINDERS
MISJUDGMENT
SJAMBOKKING
DISJOINTEDLY
DISJUNCTIONS
DISJUNCTIVES
DISJUNCTURES
MISJUDGEMENT
MISJUDGMENTS
DISJUNCTIVELY
MISJUDGEMENTS
DISJOINTEDNESS
NONDISJUNCTION
NONDISJUNCTIONS


Words Containing -KK-


EKKA
AKKAS
DEKKO
DUKKA
EKKAS
HOKKU
MEKKA
PAKKA
PUKKA
TIKKA
WOKKA
YAKKA
YUKKY
BAKKIE
BIKKIE
BREKKY
CHUKKA
DEKKOS
DIKKOP
DUKKAH
DUKKAS
DUKKHA
LEKKED
LEKKER
MARKKA
MEKKAS
QUOKKA
SAKKOI
SAKKOS
SUKKAH
SUKKOS
SUKKOT
TEKKIE
TIKKAS
WUKKAS
YAKKAS
YAKKED
YAKKER
YIKKER
YOKKED
YUKKED
BAKKIES
BIKKIES
BUKKAKE
CHUKKAR
CHUKKAS
CHUKKER
DEKKOED
DIKKOPS
DUKKAHS
DUKKHAS
GROKKED
LEKKING
MARKKAA
MARKKAS
QUOKKAS
ROKKAKU
SHIKKER
SUKKAHS
SUKKOTH
TAKKIES
TEKKIES
TREKKED
TREKKER
YAKKERS
YAKKING
YIKKERS
YOKKING
YUKKIER
YUKKING
ANGEKKOK
BREKKIES
BUKKAKES
CHUKKARS
CHUKKERS
DEKKOING
GROKKING
LEKKINGS
SAKKOSES
SHIKKERS
STUKKEND
TREKKERS
TREKKING
YIKKERED
YUKKIEST
ZIKKURAT
ANGEKKOKS
BHIKKHUNI
BRICKKILN
DIBBUKKIM
DYBBUKKIM
FRIKKADEL
JACKKNIFE
JAMBOKKED
PONDOKKIE
TOKTOKKIE
YIKKERING
ZIKKURATS
BHIKKHUNIS
BOOKKEEPER
BRICKKILNS
DUKKERIPEN
FRIKKADELS
JACKKNIFED
JACKKNIFES
JACKKNIVES
JAMBOKKING
KNICKKNACK
LOCKKEEPER
PONDOKKIES
SJAMBOKKED
TOKTOKKIES
BOOKKEEPERS
BOOKKEEPING
DUKKERIPENS
JACKKNIFING
KNICKKNACKS
LOCKKEEPERS
SJAMBOKKING
STOCKKEEPER
VOORTREKKER
BOOKKEEPINGS
STOCKKEEPERS
VOORTREKKERS


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