Delve into this WordsRated list and be in the know about unheard-of-yet-valid 5-letter words starting with DE. Your opponents in Scrabble or Words With Friends will be on the receiving end of inevitable loss if you play the words offered here with a bit of strategy.
Deter them with the likes of “decry” and “delph,” or better yet, leave them in awe with curious words such as “dekko” and “deoxy,” the latter of which equals 16 US Scrabble points! Choose the ones that give you a greater advantage—after all, there are 140 words making up this list.
Nice-to-know 5-letter words starting with DE
Here are some of the unusual 5-letter words we believe might interest you:
Debur. To remove or smoothen the burrs or ridges on a piece of metal is to debur. A hand-held deburring tool, a.k.a. burr whip, is often required to debur machined works.
Deeve. When you deeve someone, you cause deafness to that person with loud sounds. It also means “to daze or confuse someone with unbearably loud noise.”
Dekko. This 5-letter word beginning with DE means to take a quick look at someone or something. It’s of Sanskrit/Hindu origin that was introduced in the English language in the late 19th century.
Derth. It’s an obsolete form of “dearth,” which refers to scarcity, particularly of provisions. For example: “This derth has brought about a year of famine.”
Dexie. In medicine, dexie is a pill or tablet that contains dextroamphetamine. Such a drug is used to treat ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.