words where the same letter is repeated three times.
A quick Google and you find:
The usual rules of English spelling outlaw triple letters. Hyphens are
inserted into words such as bee-eater, bell-like, chaff-flower,
cretaceo-oolitic, cross-section, egg-glass, joss-stick, off-flavour,
hostess-ship, puff-fish, toll-lodge, and zoo-organic.
A person who flees is a fleer, and a person who sees is a seer (though to
avoid confusion with seer meaning `foreteller', the forms see-er and seeër
have been used).
Nevertheless, we have encountered curious forms such as crosssection, and
the complete Oxford English Dictionary does contain instances of frillless,
bossship, countessship, duchessship, governessship, and princessship, and
the county name Rossshire.
Graphic representations of noises, such as brrr, shhh, and zzz, do not
really count as proper words.
The only other word with a triple letter is the invented word Amerikkkan,
which is intended to symbolize the racist aspect of American society by
including the initials of the Ku Klux Klan.
Quite apt given tonights Question Time on the BBC.
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