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English Word with Three Consecutive Double Letters

What English word has three consecutive double letters?

Bookkeeper (or bookkeeping). An alternate, tricky, answer could be Woollen (where W is a “double u”).

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59 Comments on "English Word with Three Consecutive Double Letters"


sreehari says
February 7, 2015 @ 22:36

Bookkeeper


David says
June 10, 2015 @ 06:51

And for a place/suburb in Brisbane Australia, Woolloongabba.


Pamela says
July 26, 2015 @ 16:30

what about “balloonning”?


Dan says
July 26, 2015 @ 21:32

It’s spelled ballooning.


Danielle says
November 6, 2015 @ 15:24

Bookkeeper


Hassan says
December 20, 2015 @ 14:18

Bookkeeper


Nick says
January 27, 2016 @ 10:24

Bookkeeper, bookkeeping, bookkeepers are three. There are other words that have hyphons in them that are considered by some to have three consecutive double letters. Some examples are deer-reeve, feed-door, and heel-footed. These words are not widely considered as having three consecutive double letters. The argument can be made to suport them however. Just thought I’d explain a little. :)


Madison says
February 6, 2016 @ 22:05

Successfully and unsuccessfully


Dan says
February 8, 2016 @ 19:16

The double letters aren’t consecutive


Ted says
April 21, 2016 @ 11:58

What about a word with FIVE consecutive double letters?
boobbookkeeper (a really bad bookkeeper)


Pat says
June 3, 2016 @ 19:31

Sweettooth


Will says
August 4, 2016 @ 06:49

TATTOOEE(one who does tattoos)


Will says
August 4, 2016 @ 06:51

I know they are normally called tattooist but If I am not mistaken TATTOOEE is an alternative name.


Luke says
August 15, 2016 @ 19:56

Tattooee would imply someone recieving a tattoo, Not someone giving one. However It’s still not a word


Micah_So_Awesome says
September 2, 2016 @ 22:06

BOOKKEEPER!


subhash tiwari says
September 13, 2016 @ 14:06

everything is correct


Karim fattal says
September 14, 2016 @ 17:51

Committee


Dan says
September 14, 2016 @ 18:27

They’re not consecutive – there’s an i between the mm and ttee.


Noel says
October 30, 2016 @ 00:17

Aside from bookkeeper and bookkeeping, the following words with three consecutive double letters are allowed though you may not find them in the dictionary: bookkeepers, bookkeepings, bookkeep ( v. infinitive form), bookkeeps ( v. s- form). Should these be considered, bookkeepings is the longest English word with three consecutive double letters and the bookkeep is the shortest.


razard says
November 2, 2016 @ 10:06

expand the question to 3 sets of double letters and take out proper names. “committee,” “unsuccessfully,” “successfully” and “whippoorwill” would be included.


Gene Callahan says
December 11, 2016 @ 17:51

“heel-footed.”

Huh? It doesn’t even have three double letters!


Gene Callahan says
December 11, 2016 @ 17:53

@Luke: “However It’s still not a word”

Who says? I find it in several dictionaries.


Niky says
January 4, 2017 @ 12:38

I think it could be all of the words with 3 double letters .?


Mizanur Rahman says
January 4, 2017 @ 14:55

Addressee


Dan says
January 4, 2017 @ 20:50

We may need a lesson on the meaning of consecutive…


Leon the Professional says
January 24, 2017 @ 17:23

I said CONSECUTIVE!!! *mumbled* guy wouldn’t know art if it bit him in the face…

TROGDOR STRIKES AGAIN!


Omid says
February 3, 2017 @ 01:47

Tennessee


Whitney says
February 23, 2017 @ 16:05

whippoorwill or Mississippi


Whitney says
February 23, 2017 @ 16:05

sorry not consecutive


Colleen says
April 20, 2017 @ 19:27

I can’t believe how many people aren’t paying attention to the consecutive part?


Ed Bresnan says
August 14, 2017 @ 11:04

Everyone missed the bookkeeper’s assistant: the subbookkeeper. And the guy who takes chances while repairing your roof: the rooffool. And the guy not using caution when diving into Australia’s coral: a reeffool.


Landon says
February 6, 2018 @ 11:50

Sweettooth
Bookkeeper


Ken says
April 18, 2018 @ 05:48

Sadly, sweet tooth is two words.


jerrod says
June 30, 2018 @ 21:34

Woolly, adj. – Having a fluffy character or appearance appears to fit PHONETICALLY when spelled “double U, double O double L, Y”


Wayne says
October 12, 2018 @ 20:05

Bookkeeper


Catharine Carpenter says
December 3, 2018 @ 22:29

TATTOOEE is another, and it doesn’t need to have any hyphens removed!


Rebecca says
April 24, 2019 @ 11:03

Balloonning is also correct, right?


Chris C says
May 5, 2019 @ 11:44

Narcoossee, FL


pheelix says
May 15, 2019 @ 22:00

The word “tattooee” is listed at en.wiktionary.org and http://www.yourdictionary.com. It is defined as one who receives a tattoo. A “tattooer” is the one who does the tattoos.

It is the shortest English word with three consecutive double-letters.


xteven tyler says
May 28, 2019 @ 10:29

how about “aggressiveness”,”addressee”, “barrenness”, “Chattahoochee” (a river in northern Georgia), “heedlessness”, “committee”, and the great favourite “Mississippi”, but all this word playing looking for triple letters and triple doubles has led to my “sleeplessness”, but my “stubbornness” drives me ever on either “unsuccessfully” or “successfully” there’s a few triple doubles in that lot and triple letter words belllike crosssection godessship headonessship those are often hyphenated but triple letters none the less.theres lots of sesquipedalian words i adore too . enjoy..


xteven tyler says
May 28, 2019 @ 10:59

my last list i forgot you wanted consecutive triple letters so ok try “Kallooppara” The land of Kallooppara was previously known by the name of Perumbranadu, or Vellooppara is a small village place in the Kollam District of Kerala, but how about SUBBOOKKEEPER theres 4 doubles there , or sweettoothed or is that sweet-toothed hyphenated


Moupran Hazarika says
July 15, 2019 @ 10:31

Mississippi is also correct


Dan says
July 16, 2019 @ 09:26

Nope, it doesn’t have any consecutive double letters (the “i” separates them).


Carol Keem says
November 21, 2019 @ 00:15

Tennessee, Committee, Mississippi,Aggressiveness. I didn’t know that “tattooee” ever existed in the English vocabulary


Dan says
November 21, 2019 @ 07:53

@Carol None of those words have three consecutive double letters.


T says
December 2, 2019 @ 06:35

Tattooee is not actually in the dictionary sadly. Wiki is not a reliable source considering anyone can add or discard things there.


AD says
March 2, 2020 @ 10:53

Tattooee – Not a word

All the other examples are either misspelled (like “balloonning” which is actually ballooning) or not CONSECUTIVE which is what makes bookkeeper unique.

Obviously “Woolen” (with its double U) is a play on words and therefore invalid.


Samprince says
March 13, 2020 @ 15:39

All those tattooee are wronged….


Piglet says
March 23, 2020 @ 06:32

Committee


Lyn Flack says
April 13, 2020 @ 10:34

Not sure where ‘o’ comes before ‘k’ and ‘e’ in the English alphabet if the question is asking for consecutive double letters?


Dan says
April 14, 2020 @ 08:34

@Lyn Not sure why you are talking about the alphabet. Are you confusing consecutive with alphabetical?


PitaTG says
April 22, 2020 @ 15:33

bookkeeper


Gary says
April 29, 2020 @ 17:01

beekeeper


Arleen G says
May 2, 2020 @ 19:39

Wow. Consecutive is really a problem, eh?? :)


Peter C says
May 6, 2020 @ 03:39

Maybe we should be distinguishing between consecutive (one after the other) and contiguous (touching, i.e. no separation allowed) – ?


Dan says
May 6, 2020 @ 08:30

Consecutive means “following continuously”. Having a break in the double letters is not continuous.


pra says
May 8, 2020 @ 09:07

Bookkeeping- a verb, Bookkeeper and Bookkeepers both- nouns


Dingo says
October 13, 2020 @ 22:52

woolly – double u, double o, double l, y


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