Monday, July 8, 2019

An extensive list of all English Hyphenated words

Here's an exhaustive list of all English Hyphenated words, available as a  zip file for download. 

It contains 47,589 hyphenated words.


Maximum amount of  hyphens in a word 5 and is "Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon". 

Longest  hyphenated word "tetrabromo-phenolsulfonephthalein" at 33 characters.

Sample of file contents; 

a-a
A-and
A-and-R
A-axes
A-axis
Abd-el
Abd-el-Kadir
Abd-el-Krim
abdomino-uterotomy
Abdul-Aziz
Abdul-baha
a-be
A-blast
able-bodied
able-bodiedism
able-bodiedness
able-bodism
able-minded
able-mindedness
A-bomb

Break down of list

Dowload:

http://bit.ly/HyphenatedWordsZip


Note: Using bit.ly only to track number of downloads. I am curious to see the interest in this file, since I could not find it anywhere except 1 paid site!

Sources :


  1. https://github.com/dwyl/english-words
  2. http://wordnetcode.princeton.edu/wn3.1.dict.tar.gz
  3. https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tcdnstyl-chap?lang=eng&lettr=chapsect2&info0=2
  4. http://wordlist.aspell.net/ 
  5. https://public.oed.com/updates/new-words-list-march-2019/  add hee-haw, but was in above compilation already, discredit this source

If you have any other good sources, please leave your suggestion.

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