I'm looking for a set of words which begin or end with letter "x", "y", or "z" to describe differentiated price levels or quality of services/products.

Purpose of this question:

To label services/products into 3 categories by their price or quality.

For example:

  • Word with "x" should mean "cheap, least expensive, but less quality"
  • Word with "y" should mean "best value, balanced with price and quality"
  • Word with "z" should mean "premium, most expensive, but highest quality"


  • The words don't need to be correct grammatically.
  • The words read (sound) exactly the same as original word.
  • The words can be slangs / new words.
  • The words don't need to be found from "Oxford dictionary".

Words I came up with:

luX (from luxury)

cheapy pricy

I couldn't come up with any words with "z". And I'd like your suggestions for "x" and "y" as well.

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    So it can mean any price level? It might help if you added more explanation of why you need words like these. There are a lot of free online tools you can use to search for words that start or end in particular letters, like wordfind.com/ends-with/z – sumelic Jan 16 '16 at 6:49
  • @sumelic Thanks for your link. I've edited the original question above. Hope that clarifies. – J. Berman Jan 16 '16 at 6:53
  • the reduX, the mezzY, and the shiZ. (the reduced, the mezzo, and the sh*t) – Benjamin Harman Jan 16 '16 at 7:03

There are few options for x, many for y and, for z, it's a challenge. I would then propose:

  • x : expedient (fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances)

  • y : worthy (having adequate or great merit, character, or value; recommandable)

  • z : prized (highly valued or esteemed; exceptionally desirable)

I think that you should add another rule, i.e. a word shall only contain one of the 3 letters.

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