Using ? to Find Variations of a Word

Use a question mark (?) to find variations of a word by replacing characters anywhere in the word, except the first character. Use one question mark for each character you want to replace.


  • wom?n would find woman and women
  • p??rson would find both the ea and the ie spelling of the name
  • Do not use ? inside quotation marks. Enclosing anything in quotation marks finds only exact matches to whatever is inside them. For example, the search “cens?r” would find only “cens?r” and would not find censor or censer.

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