Examples of 100 Compound Words

Examples of 100 Compound Words






Types of Compound Words

  • Closed Compounds

If at least two words come together and form a single meaning, sometimes these words are written side by side, without any space between them. People who make typos about such words usually write these words with a hyphen between them or separate the words directly. The adjacent writing of words adds more intense meaning to the word and conceptualizes the word in this way. Let’s examine a few examples if you wish.

Here are 1000 Examples of Compound Words in English

  • Hyphenated compounds

Some compound word variants do not look very compatible before they come together. Generally, second words that contain descriptive and detailing information are used after the hyphen. These types of words may consist of two or even three different words. In such a case, a ire sign is placed between both words. In a three-word compound word group, there can be two hyphens in total. Not putting hyphens between words, writing words completely separately or writing words adjacent directly will be considered as a typo and will lose you points.



  • Open Compounds

Some phrases are actually known as compound words, although they are not written adjacently. To understand which words are included in this group, read the words calmly and try to identify situations where two different words mean one thing. In general, reviewing the compound word list can also be a great idea and will familiarize you with compound words. The rule to be careful here is the following: Hyphens cannot be placed between words here. If you do something like this, you will make a typo. But words are not written adjacent.

Examples of 100 Compound Words

1. aftermath
2. afternoon
3. airbrush
4. aircraft
5. aircraft
6. airfield
7. airfield
8. airlift
9. backbreaker
10. backdrop
11. backdrop
12. backfield
13. backfire
14. backfire
15. became
16. because
17. become
18. bedbug
19. bedclothes
20. cancan
21. candid
22. candlelight
23. candlestick
24. cannot




25. cardboard
26. cardsharp
27. carefree
28. caretaker
29. careworn
30. carfare
31. cargo
32. carhop
33. carload
34. carpetbagger
35. carpool
36. carport
37. carrack
38. carryall
39. carsick
40. cartwheel
41. carwash
42. cattail
43. caveman
44. countermeasure
45. counteroffensive
46. counterpoise
47. courthouse
48. courtroom
49. courtyard
50. handcuff
51. handgun
52. lifeblood
53. lifeboat
54. lifesaver
55. lifetime
56. lifework
57. passbook
58. passbook
59. passkey
60. Passover
61. rainwater




62. ratline
63. ratsbane
64. rattlesnake
65. rattlesnake
66. rattletrap
67. rattletrap
68. rawboned
69. rawhide
70. readywitted
71. rearmost
72. rearrange
73. rearward
74. redcap
75. redcoat
76. reddish
77. standpipe
78. starfish
79. steamboat
80. steamship
81. stepson
82. stickup
83. stockroom
84. stonewall
85. talebearer
86. talebearer
87. taleteller
88. tapeworm
89. tapeworm
90. together
91. toolbox
92. toothpaste
93. toothpick
94. touchdown
95. township
96. turnabout
97. turnaround
98. waterlog
99. watermark
100. watertight

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