Words that End in Y


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Words that End in Y

The letter why is interesting because it is both a consonant and a vowel! So there are countess words that end in Y. Below there are some popular categories and examples of words that ending in Y, such as animals, places, and adjectives.

Animals that end in Y

  • Wallaby: any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored
    • The wallaby and kangaroo were competing on highest jumps. 
  • Garganey: small Eurasian teal
    • The garganey made sure that all her ducklings were following her before wading deeper into the pond.
  • Butterfly: diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
    • The toddler ran to follow the butterfly as it flew among the flowers. 

Places that end in Y

  • City: a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    • Driving through the traffic in the city was always a bit scary. 
  • Laboratory: a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    • The labaratory kept the mice in cages but promised not to hurt them.
  • Country: a politically organized body of people under a single government
    • My mother is originally from a Central American country.

Words that describe people

  • Tutelary: providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
    • The tutelary nanny watched the kids as they rn around the playground. 
  • Swanky: imposingly fashionable and elegant
    • The swanky lawyer  always wore the nicest suits, shoes, and ties. 
  • Matronly: Having the authority, wisdom, power, and intelligence of an experienced woman.
    • The matronly witch was higly respected and admired by the parents. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Rudimentary: being in the earliest stages of development
    • She worked hard to improve her rudimentary baking skills.
  • Complementary: acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
    • Adding the chips was a complimentary idea to his hot-dog lunch.
  • Visionary: having vision or foresight.
    • His viosionary ideas were the reason behind his success.

Words that describe a place/event

  • Luxury: not essential but desirable and enjoyable and indulgent.
    • The luxury resort offered private butler and chef services. 
  • Tawdry: made of inferior workmanship and materials
    • The kids’ tawdry racecar hardly made it to the end of the race. 
  • Dewy: wet with dew
    • The dewy garden glistened under the starry night. 

Longest words that end with Y

Longest words ending in Y

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