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There are only two English words in common use that end in -gry:
  1. angry
  2. hungry

If you're looking for the 3rd word that ends in -gry, then you are trying to solve a riddle, and there are multiple solutions. This question comes from several versions of an old riddle which is a play on words. The riddle dates back to at least the 1940s. The answer depends on how you ask the question, and how creative you get.

Here are some variations of the riddle with different correct answers:
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Q: "Thinking of words ending in -gry, 'angry' and 'hungry' are two of them. What is the third word in the English language?

A: Language. (the third word in "the English language" is "language.)
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Q: "Angry" and "hungry" are two words that end in "gry". What is the third word. Everyone knows what it means and everyone uses it every day. Look closely and I have already given you the third word. What is it?
A: "what". (notice above, where it says "what is the third word." There is no question mark at the end of this sentence.)
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Q: Thinking of words ending in -gry, 'angry' and 'hungry' are two of them. What is the third word?
A: The answer is energy. The question asks for a word ending with the three letters g-r-y, but does not stipulate that they must be in that order!
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A: You can answer it linguistically with archaic words, but that total amounts to more than 3 words:
  1. angry
  2. hungry
  3. aggry
  4. meagry
  5. puggry

(Or the modern slang word "hangry" which means you're so hungry that you're angry.)
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A: Gryphon. (you never said which end of the word the "gry" was on!)
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A: Agree. (this works only if you ask the riddle verbally by pronouncing the last syllable instead of spelling it. )
"Angry" and "hungry" are the only two words in common usage in theEnglish language that end with -gry.
There are many "puzzles" floating around out there on the Internetand elsewhere about this, however.

Anwer

Depends on how the riddle is stated, and how one interprets it.There are many versions of the riddle, each with its own answer.
Hungry, angry.

Answer

cottagry, angry and hungry.
hungry and angry.
1933 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary :
  1. affect-hungry
  2. fire-angry
  3. MacLoingry
  4. Seagry aggry
  5. Gagry mad-angry self-angry Agry
  6. girl-hungry mad-hungry selfe-angry ahungry
  7. gonagry magry sensation-hungry air-hungry
  8. gry malgry sex-angry anhungry
  9. haegry man-hungry sex-hungry Badagry
  10. half-angry managry Shchigry Ballingry
  11. hangry mannagry shiggry begry
  12. heart-angry Margry Shtchigry bewgry
  13. heart-hungry maugry sight-hungry boroughmongry
  14. higry pigry mawgry skugry bowgry
  15. hogry meagry Sygry braggry
  16. hogrymogry meat-hungry Tangry Bugry
  17. hongry menagry Tchangry Chockpugry
  18. hound-hungry messagry Tchigry Cogry
  19. houngry music-hungry tear-angry cony-gry
  20. huggrymuggry nangry th'angry conyngry
  21. hund-hungry overangry tike-hungry cottagry
  22. Hungry Bungry Pelegry Tingry Croftangry
  23. hwngry Pingry toggry diamond-hungry
  24. iggry Podagry ulgry dog-hungry
  25. Jagry Pongry unangry dogge-hungry
  26. job-hungry pottingry vergry Dshagry
  27. kaingry power-hungry Vigry Dzagry
  28. land-hungry profit-hungry vngry eard-hungry
  29. Langry puggry war-hungry Echanuggry
  30. leather-hungry pugry Wigry Egry
  31. ledderhungry red-angry wind-hungry euer-angry
  32. life-hungry rungry yeard-hungry ever-angry
  33. Lisnagry scavengry yird-hungry fenegry
  34. losengry Schtschigry Ymagry
  35. hungry, angry,
  36. fagry
  37. hungry


Answer

There are only two COMMON words in the English language that endwith "gry". They are "angry" and "hungry". There is not a thirdcommon word.



Answer
  1. aggry*
  2. angry
  3. hungry

These seem to be only words in the English dictionary that end with-gry *aggry is a Ghanaian word, as in aggrybeads, a type of variegated glass bead used for necklaces.Listed in Websters (1913, 1996, 1998), Chambers English Dictionary,and OSW (Official Scrabble Words).

But we may also wish to consider:
'nugry'(!), a recently coined word, i.e.newbie + gry. Apparently hacker slang, although thereis doubt that this 'word' is actually in usage.
It does not appear to be listed in any standard English dictionary,therefore 'nugry' does not seem to have officially entered theEnglish language yet. There are many riddles and 'joke-questions'about words ending with the letters -g-r-y.
NOTE: Some links show many other words that also end in-gry, most of which you will not find in any standardEnglish dictionary!

Answer

Hungry, angry, and an archaic word nobody knows or uses. The thirdword is onegry which is a noun meaning "a state of being alone andunhappy"


Answer
angry and hungry are the only two everyday English words ending in-gry.
Angry, hungry, Agree
hungry, angry, mangy


Answer
This riddle has been around for over 100 years! The reason why itcontinues to trick people, is because it is usually told or writtenwrong, thereby creating a puzzle with no answer.

The correct form of this riddle is:

"Think of words ending in -gry. Angry and hungry are two of them.There are only three words in the English language. What is thethird word? The word is something that everyone uses everyday. Ifyou have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is."

Look familiar? The first two sentences have absolutely nothing todo with the riddle. They are there just to trick you.

So 'what is the third word?'

The third word is actually "language" if you answer this questioncorrectly.


"There are only three words in the English language." Get it? Threewords? THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Last word language?

Language is definitely something we use everyday. So there's youranswer!

Answer
There are only two stand-alone words in the English language thatend in -gry: angry and hungry. To unlock riddles, focus on thewords used. Read Carefully!

Answer
The answer is language. there are three words in THE ENGLISHLANGUAGE. language is the third word out of those three words. theyjust try to trick you with the GRY stuff. If "the English Language"is the phrase from which you are expected to pick the third word,then it is not true that one of them is "angry", nor that anotherone is "hungry". Moreover, NONE of the words in "the Englishlanguage" end with "gry". Therefore, "the English language" cannotbe the set of words in question, and "language" is clearly not thethird word.

The answer to this "question" lies in knowing the exact wording ofthe ORIGINAL question. That wording has been corrupted into manydifferent forms, all of which are unanswerable because there simplyare NOT three common English words that end with "gry". Theoriginal form of the question was something like:

"Angry" and "hungry" are two common English words that end with"gry". What is the third word? Note that, in this version, it isnever actually stated that there ARE three common English wordsthat end with "gry", merely that "angry" and "hungry" are two ofthem.

Also note that, if you consider the second sentence as separate anddistinct from the first, then there is no restriction that "thethird word" must be the third word that ends with "gry". Of course,that is the natural assumption. When you see these two sentencestogether, it is natural to assume that they are in some wayrelated. But that was not the intention of the trickster who askedthis question. So consider the two sentences as separate anddistinct. The question, then, independent of how many words thereare in the English language that end with "gry", is "What is thethird word?". Okay.

Answer
The third word OF WHAT? The Holy Bible? Webster's dictionary? TheConstitution? We have no way of knowing. But, with no clearreference to what set of words is meant, the only set of words wehave to work with are the words in the sentence itself.Therefore, the question becomes, "What is the third word in thissentence?", and the answer, of course, is "the".

The original question was clearly a trick question, but at least ithad an answer. However, the question literally begged to becorrupted into an unanswerable form. Anyone confronted with thisquestion, and failing to answer it, would be likely to ask someoneelse for help. But they would also likely fail to remember theexact wording of the question, and would instead remember only thegeneral idea that was planted, by their own assumption, into theirminds, and would repeat the question as if there were, in fact,three common English words that end with "gry". With theincorporation of this assumption, perhaps in the very firstre-asking of the question, the question immediately becameunanswerable, rather than merely a trick question. Unfortunately,very few people are aware that the now-corrupted question is quiteunanswerable, and therefore this question continues to make therounds over three decades after it was first corrupted.

Answer
There are three words in the English language that end in theletters g-r-y. Two are "hungry" and "angry." Everyone knows whatthe third word means, and everyone uses it every day. What is thethird word?

One Answer

The answer is energy.
The question asks for a word ending with the three letters g-r-y,but does not stipulate that they must be in that order.
The three words that end in GRY are hungry, angry and energy.
(This is one answer, but does everyone use the word energy everyday? Other words that have G, R, and Y at the end are orgy andsynergy.)
Angry, hungry
The words ending with GRY are:
  • the first word is angry
  • the second word is hungry
  • the third word doesn't exist.

Angry.
Angry and hungry
Here's one variation of the riddle:
"Angry" and "hungry" are two words that end in "gry.". What is the third word? Everyone knows what it means and everyone uses it every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.
The answer is "what."
aggry, ahungry, angry, hungry, puggry
Hungry, angry
Here's one variation of the riddle:
"Angry" and "hungry" are two words that end in "gry.". What is the third word? Everyone knows what it means and everyone uses it every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.
The answer is "what."
Two such words are hungry and angry.
hungry? :)
There's 'angry' too.

A certain riddle states there are three commonly used English words that end with 'gry'. This is actually misleading, hungry and angry are the only two commonly used ones. Some uncommon/obsolete words would be 'meagry' and 'aggry'.
The answer is "language"...3 words in "the English language"...
mattman814
puggry


MacLoingry
Seagry
aggry
Gagry
Agry
ahungry
gonagry
magry
gry
malgry
anhungry
haegry
man-hungry
Badagry
managry
Shchigry
Ballingry
hangry
mannagry
shiggry
begry
Margry
Shtchigry
bewgry
maugry
boroughmongry
higry pigry
mawgry
skugry
bowgry
hogry
meagry
Sygry
braggry
hogrymogry
meat-hungry
Tangry
Bugry
hongry
menagry
Tchangry
Chockpugry
messagry
Tchigry
Cogry
houngry
music-hungry
cony-gry
huggrymuggry
nangry
th'angry
conyngry
overangry
cottagry
Pelegry
Tingry
Croftangry
hwngry
Pingry
toggry
iggry
Podagry
ulgry
Jagry
Pongry
unangry
pottingry
vergry
Dshagry
kaingry
Vigry
Dzagry
vngry
Langry
puggry
Echanuggry
pugry
Wigry
Egry
ledderhungry
rungry
Lisnagry
scavengry
fenegry
losengry
Schtschigry
Ymagry
The third word is 'hungry'.

Note that, in this form of the question, it is never stated that there ARE three common English words that end with "gry", just that "angry" and "hungry" are TWO that do. And in the second sentence, the one that actually asks the question, it does not specifically limit the answer to words that end with "gry" - it just asks what the third word is. The reader of the question ASSUMES that "the third word" refers to the third word that ends with "gry", making the simultaneous assumption that there are, in fact, three such words. The third word in the sentence is hungry.
Language
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