My 23 Wonderful French Words That Start With W You Should Know

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| By : Christine
I’m a retired 65 years old and I live in western Paris. Born in Alsace, I have always lived in this beautiful region of eastern France. Passionate about travel, culture and literature. Find me on Linkedin.

Post updated October 3rd, 2023 :
– Add a printable pdf file of the word list.
– Addition of 5 new words beginning with W.
– New table format for the list.
– Definitions added.

French vocabulary with the letter W is quite limited (like French words starting with Y), as it is not a common letter in the French language.

Most of the words that start with W are borrowed from other languages, like English or German.

But if you are a Scrabble or crosswords amateur, here are French words that start with W.

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French word that start with W

So there is my list of 23 French words beginning with W with their :

  • English translation
  • Family : french noun, french adjective, french preposition, french verb…
  • Gender : feminine or masculine
  • Meaning
  • Number of letters (for fans of crosswords or Scrabble)

French WordEnglish Translation Family & Gender Meaning
WagonWagonCommon Masculine NounA vehicle with four wheels used for carrying goods.
wagonnetwagonCommon Masculine NounA small wagon or cart.
WagnerienWagnerianCommon Masculine NounRelating to the works of composer Richard Wagner.
wapitiwapitiCommon Masculine NounA species of deer native to North America.
WaspWaspCommon Masculine NounA flying insect that can sting.
wattwattCommon Masculine NounA unit of electrical power.
watusiwatusiCommon Masculine NounAn African dance or a breed of cattle.
webwebCommon Masculine NounThe interconnected system of internet resources.
webmestrewebmasterCommon Masculine NounThe person responsible for maintaining a website.
webcamwebcamCommon Feminine NounA camera that produces a video stream for the internet.
wechwechAdverbFrench slang, used to ask “what?” or “what is it?”.
week-endweek-endCommon Masculine NounThe end of the week, specifically Saturday and Sunday.
westernwesternCommon Masculine NounA genre of films, novels, and TV shows about the American West.
whiskywhiskeyCommon Masculine NounA distilled alcoholic beverage made from grain or malt.
wifiWI FICommon Masculine NounA technology for wireless local area networking.
winchwinchCommon Masculine NounA mechanical device used to pull in or let out a rope or cable.
wokwokCommon Masculine NounA versatile round-bottomed cooking pan.
wolframitewolframiteCommon Feminine NounA mineral and important ore of tungsten.
wombatwombatCommon Masculine NounA herbivorous, nocturnal marsupial native to Australia.
WonwonCommon Masculine NounThe currency of South Korea.
wurmwurmCommon Masculine NounA term used for a dragon or serpent in Germanic mythology.
WushuwushuCommon Masculine NounA Chinese martial art.
WYSIWYGWYSIWYGCommon Masculine NounAn acronym for “What You See Is What You Get,” used in computing.
Table of French words that start with W

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French Words With W + pronunciation (audio file)

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French Words That Start With W : PDF To Download & Print

You are welcome to download and print my list of French Words that start with W in PDF and A4 format here.

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People also ask concerning French words starting with W :

Does French use the letter W?

Yes, French uses the letter W from the 26 letters Latin alphabet.

But rarely (like K letter) in some loanwords and regional words.

What is the meaning of wagon in French?

The meaning of “wagon” (noun) in French is :

  1. “part of train” pulled by the locomotive
  2. “cart” (chariot) in supermarket.

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1 thought on “My 23 Wonderful French Words That Start With W You Should Know”

  1. Wow, I had no idea there were so many French words starting with ‘W’! Thank you for sharing this list, it’s really helpful. I’ll definitely be using some of these words in my everyday conversations. Keep up the great work!

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