This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series inaugurated by JLee with his original Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Netflix Word™.

Use the examples below to find the rule.

Netflix Words™ Non-Netflix Words™
docs slides
vaccine cure
hacks aimbot
facsimile copy
checks cash
ballocks testes
lacrosse backstroke


Netflix Words™, Non-Netflix Words™
docs, slides
vaccine, cure
hacks, aimbot
facsimile, copy
checks, cash
ballocks, testes
lacrosse, backstroke

The puzzle relies on the series' inbuilt assumption, that each word can be tested for whether it is a Netflix Word™ or not on its own.

Happy Puzzling!

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    $\begingroup$ If only that bottom row were the other way around...! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jul 6, 2021 at 10:45
  • $\begingroup$ Not that simple... :) $\endgroup$ Jul 6, 2021 at 10:51

1 Answer 1


Netflix words are often written informally with an X. Dox (docs), vx (vaccine), etc. This explains the title, as it utilizes the informal "flix" over the formal "flicks."

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    $\begingroup$ This is pretty much the correct answer, however I'd appreciate it if you could add a bit more detail to your answer and explain their name! $\endgroup$ Jul 6, 2021 at 11:11

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