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Three letter words ending in the letters OB are quite often played because they can score moderately well for a 3 letter word and because almost all of them are ordinary words that everybody knows.
Since they are so common we should know all the letters that go after them.
Certainly someone like myself should know, but at club last night I came up with a dud extension that was correctly challenged off, so this blog is my own effort to try to make sure I don’t make the same mistake again.
BOB COB DOB FOB GOB HOB JOB
KOB LOB MOB NOB ROB SOB YOB
Those 14 words are all the 3 letter words ending in OB.
They all can be pluralised with an S so take that as a given. Your quiz for today is to decide what other letters go after each of the other words. Most of them do take another letter or letters as well as that S, but not all of them do.
See how many you can get without writing down any duds.
While you are thinking about that I will give you a little more information so that you can’t see the answers without scrolling down.
The one unusual 3 letter word you might not have known the meaning of is:
KOB A reddish-brown antelope
As well as knowing what goes after a word it is useful to know the hooks that go in front as well. This time it isn’t a quiz. The possible front hooks are:
B – LOB To form into a globule
F – LOB To spit
G – LOB A roundish drop of a semiliquid substance
S – LOB To behave in a boorish manner
K – NOB A rounded protuberance
S – NOB A person who puts too much value on social standing
P – ROB A problem
OK, those are the front hooks. How did you go on the quiz with the back hooks?
There are 3 words that only take an S. They are FOB, NOB and YOB
The other extensions are:
BOB – A A contagious skin disease
BOB – O A well to do person who leads a bohemian lifestyle
COB – B The grear black-backed seagull
DOB – E An unburned, sun-dried brick made of clay and straw
DOB – Y An unburned, sun-dried brick made of clay and straw
GOB – I A cabbage or cauliflower
GOB – O A device used to shield a microphone
GOB – Y Any fish of the genus Gobus with ventral fins forming a sucker
HOB – O To live like a tramp
JOB – E To reprimand tediously
KOB – O A monetary unit of Nigeria
LOB – E A rounded projecting anatomical part
LOB – I The plural of LOBUS, the Latin word for a lobe
LOB – O The timber wolf
MOB – E A mobile phone
MOB – Y A mobile phone
ROB – E To dress
SOB – A Japanese noodles made from buckwheat