# Is there an equivalent word for '3/4?'

It's already known that the most of the quarter fractions have a single word equivalent that correspond with its numerical counterpart, such as '1/4' is a quarter, '1/2' is half, and '4/4' is the same as a whole. I want to know is there an equivalent single word for '3/4' without reading it as 'three-fourths' or 'three-quarters?' I don't know for which community this should be posted under, so correct me to suggest otherwise.

• you can say "three quaters" but that's not a single word. Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 0:52
• This question may be appropriate for the English Languagee SE. But I don't this this is a very good question here or there. What's wrong with just using the word three-quarters? Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 0:54
• I believe some languages have a word for 2/3. But not English. Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 0:58
• Most of the quarter fractions have a single word because they are also one of something: one quarter, one half, one whole. Three quarters is not one of anything in the same way. Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 1:03
• I was surprised to learn, while looking in to this, that other languages do have words for fractions that aren't reducible to "one over" something. Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 1:10

I don't think there is a single correct answer to your question, so instead here is a list of possibilities.

• triquarter
• triplequarter
• subquarter
• shortquarter
• quartershort
• pacman $\bbox[5ex]{}$
• Although the 'pacman' is not as old as the word 'half', it's a nice suggestion though.
– DS89
Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 1:22
• Since @Joffan added pacman, I'm now seriously doubting my claim that there is no single correct answer. :) Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 1:32
• I was quite pleased with it :-) Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 3:24
• I literally call it pacman now, this should become an official naming of 3/4
– Davo
Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 10:26