65 Palindrome Words, Sentences and Phrases to check Out

Do you want to have a little fun with the English language? Check out these fun palindrome words.

In English, several words are spelled the same, backward and forwards. These fun little words are called palindromes.

Though palindrome words don’t impact English grammar, they are pretty fun to play around with. If you use them well, you can even make complete sentences that are palindromes.

So have a little fun with your English writing, and study these common palindromes.

What Are Palindrome Words?

Palindrome words sentences and phrases

The word palindrome comes from the Greek word palindromes, which means “running back again.” The word further breaks down into “palin,” which means back, again, and dramein, which means running. This origin makes sense since these words read the same backward and forward.

Regardless of where the word came from, if you find a word that has the same spelling from front to back and vice versa.

Palindrome Words List

When you become comfortable with palindromes, you can have quite a bit of fun with wordplay creating sentences and riddles that incorporated some of these. Without further ado, here is a list of palindrome words.

1. Abba

2. Aibohphobia

3. Bib

4. Bob

5. Civic

6. Deified

7. Detartrated

8. Dewed

9. Eve

10. Hannah

11. Kayak

12. Level

13. Madam

14. Malayalam

15. Minim

16. Mom 

17. Murdrum

18. Noon

19. Nun

20. Otto

21. Peep

22. Pop

23. Racecar

24. Radar

25. Redder

26. Refer

27. Repaper

28. Rotator

29. Rotavator

30. Sagas

31. Sis

32. Solos

33. Stats

34. Tattarrattat

35. Tenet 

36. Wow

Palindrome sentences and Phrases 

Not only can a palindrome show up as a single word, but if you’re careful, you can create a full sentence or a phrase that is a palindrome. Here are some examples:

37. Taco cat

38. Never odd or even

39. Madam, I’m Adam

40. Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.

41. Was it a car or a cat I saw?

42. Murder for a jar of red rum.

43. Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog.

44. Do geese see God?

45. Evil olive

46. Amore, Roma

47. A man, a plan, a canal: Panama

48. My gym

49. No lemon, no melon

50. Top spot

51. Sit on a potato pan, Otis!

52. Ah. Satan sees Natasha.

53. Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.

54. Did Hannah See bees? Hanna did.

55. You, banana boy!

56. Borrow, or rob?

57. Eva, can I see bees in a cave?

58. Poor Dan is in a droop.

59. Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.

60. Step on no pets.

61. Able was I ere I saw Elba.

62. Sir, I demand, I am a maid named Iris.

63. We panic in a pew.

64. Won’t lovers revolt now?

65. Don’t nod. 

A Final Word on Palindrome Words

Palindromes are fun words to play with. Palindromic phrases are often humorous in their near-nonsense but their interesting use of words and letters. 

If you want to make your writing more interesting or give yourself an upper hand at riddles, then study these palindrome examples. by having some palindrome words in your back pocket, you will be prepared for your next trivia night or writing challenge. 

Want more lists like this one? Check out our guide to transition words for essays.

FAQs About Palindrome Words

What is the longest palindrome?  

Coined by James Joyce in his 1922 Ulysses, this palindrome gives the imitation of a knock on the door. The Oxford English Dictionary says that the onomatopoeic word is the longest English language palindrome.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, The longest palindrome in the world is
saippuakivikauppias, a Finnish word that means a dealer in lye or a soapstone vendor. 

What is a fear of palindromes called?

The fear of palindromes is the word Aibohphobia, which is, surprisingly, a palindrome itself.

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  • Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006. She specializes in education content and real estate writing but enjoys a wide gamut of topics. Her goal is to connect with the reader in an engaging, but informative way. Her work has been featured on USA Today, and she ghostwrites for many high-profile companies. As a former teacher, she is passionate about both research and grammar, giving her clients the quality they demand in today's online marketing world.