I am looking for a web api that is open source that will help me generate random words that are actually in the dictionary I have check out wordink but they charge for all requests over 15k an hour. I have also checked out chance.js but that library will spit out random letters.

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I would check out Random Word API. It's simple and free to use. If your looking for JS code, here it is:

Example Usage with Javascript/JQuery

function RandomWord() {
    var requestStr = "http://randomword.setgetgo.com/get.php";

        type: "GET",
        url: requestStr,
        dataType: "jsonp",
        jsonpCallback: 'RandomWordComplete'

function RandomWordComplete(data) {
  • Thanks for the answer but is it possible to write the JQuery in pure javascript Jul 29, 2015 at 2:09
  • You could add query to your script or your could fetch it without query, let me see if I can write something quickly to get it
    – Tom
    Jul 29, 2015 at 2:40
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    – Tom
    Jul 29, 2015 at 2:57
  • A great API, thanks. I also liked randomimage.setgetgo.com
    – Mawg
    Jul 29, 2015 at 10:06
  • Great:), glad to help
    – Tom
    Jul 29, 2015 at 13:45

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