Finding rhymes with rhymer and grep

So when a friend asked about rhyming with taxing, I thought of a couple words, and the two other things I resort to when I cannot think of a rhyme.

1. Rhymer.com — I used to use it much more than I do now. But it is still on a tab way at the top of the browser on my phone.

2. On macOS and Linux you can use the “grep” (global regular expression print) command and the words file to search for stuff.

Note in the following, a regular expression character of a dollar sign anchors the matched values to the ends of the lines (words in this case) thus the pattern “xing$” means words that end in -xing.

You’re welcome.

🙂

$ grep “xing$” /usr/share/dict/words

antiboxing

antimixing

autosexing

boxing

coaxing

fixing

foxing

indexing

perplexing

proboxing

shadowboxing

taxing

uncoaxing

unfixing

unperplexing

unrelaxing

unsexing

untaxing

waxing

$ grep “ksing$” /usr/share/dict/words

$ grep “ks$” /usr/share/dict/words

adzooks

badderlocks

Bentincks

bleachworks

blinks

blunks

boilerworks

boondocks

brassworks

chinks

copperworks

cornbinks

cowlicks

creashaks

curlylocks

facks

fenks

fishhooks

fishworks

Gadzooks

gasworks

gateworks

glassworks

goldenlocks

goldilocks

hunks

inks

interworks

ironworks

jinks

links

longshanks

marshlocks

meatworks

Meeks

merribauks

metalworks

methinks

Odzooks

pilliwinks

plainbacks

pricks

printworks

saltworks

scrapworks

shucks

silkworks

skeesicks

slateworks

sparks

specks

spindleshanks

standelwelks

starchworks

steelworks

sternworks

sticks

stocks

sugarworks

tanworks

tarworks

thanks

tiddledywinks

tileworks

trucks

tryworks

tubeworks

wireworks

womenfolks

workfolks

works

yellowshanks

yoicks

zooks

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