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Example:

  • one repeated letter - bitter
  • two consecutive repeated letters - bassoon
  • three consecutive repeated letters - bookkeeper

I've tried to find a four-times-repeated example but failed.

(Question edited: was “Is there an English word with four consecutive repeated letters?”)

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The word list on my Mac has one:

$ grep '\(.\)\1\(.\)\2\(.\)\3\(.\)\4' /usr/share/dict/words
subbookkeeper
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    $\begingroup$ According to dictionary.com "FAQ" (I really doubt it's asked that frequently) it's the only one. $\endgroup$
    – Spehro Pefhany
    Jan 12, 2015 at 22:08
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    $\begingroup$ @SpehroPefhany It's probably a common trivia question. $\endgroup$
    – Barmar
    Jan 12, 2015 at 22:10
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    $\begingroup$ @SpehroPefhany It's entered into pop culture just like "antidisestablishmentarianism" as the longest word has (although I don't think it's the longest word anymore). As Barmar said, it's a common trivia question, and I recall a kids' story (I think it might have been Encyclopedia Brown) that used the fact as a plot point. $\endgroup$
    – Nicole
    Jan 12, 2015 at 22:39
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    $\begingroup$ @SpehroPefhany Also, "frequently" in FAQ should not generally be interpreted literally. Often the questions in an FAQ are not actually asked frequently, but just information that you want the readers to know. It's a generalization, and a shorthand way of saying "Important facts". $\endgroup$
    – Barmar
    Jan 12, 2015 at 22:42
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    $\begingroup$ @SpehroPefhany A childhood without Encyclopedia Brown is no childhood at all! $\endgroup$
    – Nicole
    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:36
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Yellowwooddoor - a door made out of yellowwood (acknowledged as a real Scrabble word). It even has an extra double letter (ll) though it's not consecutive.

(I can't believe how much time I just spent thinking about this. Time to get a life.)

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    $\begingroup$ And "yellowwood door reeffecting" (that is, "putting a yellowwood door into proper working order") has seven consecutive two-letter pairs. $\endgroup$
    – Sven Yargs
    Jan 12, 2015 at 23:29
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    $\begingroup$ Or figure out how to charge for billable hours. $\endgroup$
    – Little Eva
    Jan 13, 2015 at 4:31
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, right. I smell BBSS... :) Show us the word in a dictionary or Scrabble word list and then I'll upvote you. $\endgroup$
    – paolo
    Jun 15, 2016 at 15:09
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, according to the online official scrabble dictionary, 'yellowwood' is, but 'yellowwooddoor' is not. $\endgroup$ Oct 4, 2016 at 0:11
  • $\begingroup$ "Yellowwooddoor" is definitely not listed as a valid Scrabble word. I could not find any online dictionary that thinks this is a real word. Provide a reference, please? $\endgroup$ Jan 10, 2020 at 23:13
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Some people raise raccoons for their pelts. A raccoon's home is called a nook. The person who cleans and tidies up the raccoonnooks is called the raccoonnookkeeper. Real word!

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Binnéessiippeele has 6 consecutive pairs and is the name of the "River Crow" tribe of native Americans.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi there! I like your word (wow, I have never seen a word with so many consecutive pairs of letters!), however, the original poster asked specifically for English words, so this answer is not really valid. Good work, though! $\endgroup$
    – hat
    Sep 22, 2018 at 15:31
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I'm not sure if this counts, but I have a friend whose last name is Aassekoopannessyttoodde, which has 8 double letters.

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    $\begingroup$ Looking closely, I think the longest run of double letters here is 3 ("ttoodd"), so this does not count. There's a lot of doubles, but they're not connected. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Jun 2, 2020 at 19:26