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

Karim fattal says
September 14, 2016 @ 17:51


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


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


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…


Omid says
February 3, 2017 @ 01:47


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


Ken says
April 18, 2018 @ 05:48

Sadly, sweet tooth is two words.

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