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2 and 3-Letter Scrabble Words



Here are all the two-letter words and three-letter words that are acceptable for use in Scrabble(R). I have included the TWL (Tournament Word List), a standard North American list which is used by a lot of online Scrabble-type sites, followed by the more extensive international SOWPODS list. Be sure to know which version you're playing! If you've reached this page, you probably already recognize the importance of these words for success in winning at Scrabble, especially the two-letter words. Knowing which words are acceptable - even if you have no idea of their definitions - is a perfectly legitimate strategy, and all expert players have memorized all the two-letter words and often the three-letter words as well. While doing so is not a good way to enhance your vocabulary, it is an excellent way to improve your play. Good luck!

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TWL06

This is the official list of acceptable words for American tournament play approved by the National Scrabble Association in 2006. It is based on the Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary (OSPD), with a few modifications to better reflect the rules of the game.

Two-Letter Words


AA AB AD AE AG AH AI AL AM AN AR AS AT AW AX AY
BA BE BI BO BY
DE DO
ED EF EH EL EM EN ER ES ET EX
FA FE
GO
HA HE HI HM HO
ID IF IN IS IT
JO
KA KI
LA LI LO
MA ME MI MM MO MU MY
NA NE NO NU
OD OE OF OH OI OM ON OP OR OS OW OX OY
PA PE PI
QI
RE
SH SI SO
TA TI TO
UH UM UN UP US UT
WE WO
XI XU
YA YE YO
ZA


Three-Letter Words

AAH AAL AAS ABA ABO ABS ABY ACE ACT ADD ADO ADS ADZ AFF AFT AGA AGE AGO AGS AHA AHI AHS AID AIL AIM AIN AIR AIS AIT ALA ALB ALE ALL ALP ALS ALT AMA AMI AMP AMU ANA AND ANE ANI ANT ANY APE APO APP APT ARB ARC ARE ARF ARK ARM ARS ART ASH ASK ASP ASS ATE ATT AUK AVA AVE AVO AWA AWE AWL AWN AXE AYE AYS AZO

BAA BAD BAG BAH BAL BAM BAN BAP BAR BAS BAT BAY BED BEE BEG BEL BEN BES BET BEY BIB BID BIG BIN BIO BIS BIT BIZ BOA BOB BOD BOG BOO BOP BOS BOT BOW BOX BOY BRA BRO BRR BUB BUD BUG BUM BUN BUR BUS BUT BUY BYE BYS

CAB CAD CAM CAN CAP CAR CAT CAW CAY CEE CEL CEP CHI CIG CIS COB COD COG COL CON COO COP COR COS COT COW COX COY COZ CRU CRY CUB CUD CUE CUM CUP CUR CUT CWM

DAB DAD DAG DAH DAK DAL DAM DAN DAP DAW DAY DEB DEE DEF DEL DEN DEV DEW DEX DEY DIB DID DIE DIF DIG DIM DIN DIP DIS DIT DOC DOE DOG DOL DOM DON DOR DOS DOT DOW DRY DUB DUD DUE DUG DUH DUI DUN DUO DUP DYE

EAR EAT EAU EBB ECU EDH EDS EEK EEL EFF EFS EFT EGG EGO EKE ELD ELF ELK ELL ELM ELS EME EMS EMU END ENG ENS EON ERA ERE ERG ERN ERR ERS ESS ETA ETH EVE EWE EYE

FAB FAD FAG FAN FAR FAS FAT FAX FAY FED FEE FEH FEM FEN FER FES FET FEU FEW FEY FEZ FIB FID FIE FIG FIL FIN FIR FIT FIX FIZ FLU FLY FOB FOE FOG FOH FON FOP FOR FOU FOX FOY FRO FRY FUB FUD FUG FUN FUR

GAB GAD GAE GAG GAL GAM GAN GAP GAR GAS GAT GAY GED GEE GEL GEM GEN GET GEY GHI GIB GID GIE GIG GIN GIP GIT GNU GOA GOB GOD GOO GOR GOS GOT GOX GOY GUL GUM GUN GUT GUV GUY GYM GYP

HAD HAE HAG HAH HAJ HAM HAO HAP HAS HAT HAW HAY HEH HEM HEN HEP HER HES HET HEW HEX HEY HIC HID HIE HIM HIN HIP HIS HIT HMM HOB HOD HOE HOG HON HOP HOS HOT HOW HOY HUB HUE HUG HUH HUM HUN HUP HUT HYP

ICE ICH ICK ICY IDS IFF IFS IGG ILK ILL IMP INK INN INS ION IRE IRK ISM ITS IVY

JAB JAG JAM JAR JAW JAY JEE JET JEU JEW JIB JIG JIN JOB JOE JOG JOT JOW JOY JUG JUN JUS JUT

KAB KAE KAF KAS KAT KAY KEA KEF KEG KEN KEP KEX KEY KHI KID KIF KIN KIP KIR KIS KIT KOA KOB KOI KOP KOR KOS KUE KYE

LAB LAC LAD LAG LAM LAP LAR LAS LAT LAV LAW LAX LAY LEA LED LEE LEG LEI LEK LES LET LEU LEV LEX LEY LEZ LIB LID LIE LIN LIP LIS LIT LOB LOG LOO LOP LOT LOW LOX LUG LUM LUV LUX LYE

MAC MAD MAE MAG MAN MAP MAR MAS MAT MAW MAX MAY MED MEG MEL MEM MEN MET MEW MHO MIB MIC MID MIG MIL MIM MIR MIS MIX MOA MOB MOC MOD MOG MOL MOM MON MOO MOP MOR MOS MOT MOW MUD MUG MUM MUN MUS MUT MYC

NAB NAE NAG NAH NAM NAN NAP NAW NAY NEB NEE NEG NET NEW NIB NIL NIM NIP NIT NIX NOB NOD NOG NOH NOM NOO NOR NOS NOT NOW NTH NUB NUN NUS NUT

OAF OAK OAR OAT OBA OBE OBI OCA ODA ODD ODE ODS OES OFF OFT OHM OHO OHS OIL OKA OKE OLD OLE OMS ONE ONO ONS OOH OOT OPE OPS OPT ORA ORB ORC ORE ORS ORT OSE OUD OUR OUT OVA OWE OWL OWN OXO OXY

PAC PAD PAH PAL PAM PAN PAP PAR PAS PAT PAW PAX PAY PEA PEC PED PEE PEG PEH PEN PEP PER PES PET PEW PHI PHT PIA PIC PIE PIG PIN PIP PIS PIT PIU PIX PLY POD POH POI POL POM POO POP POT POW POX PRO PRY PSI PST PUB PUD PUG PUL PUN PUP PUR PUS PUT PYA PYE PYX

QAT QIS QUA

RAD RAG RAH RAI RAJ RAM RAN RAP RAS RAT RAW RAX RAY REB REC RED REE REF REG REI REM REP RES RET REV REX RHO RIA RIB RID RIF RIG RIM RIN RIP ROB ROC ROD ROE ROM ROT ROW RUB RUE RUG RUM RUN RUT RYA RYE

SAB SAC SAD SAE SAG SAL SAP SAT SAU SAW SAX SAY SEA SEC SEE SEG SEI SEL SEN SER SET SEW SEX SHA SHE SHH SHY SIB SIC SIM SIN SIP SIR SIS SIT SIX SKA SKI SKY SLY SOB SOD SOL SOM SON SOP SOS SOT SOU SOW SOX SOY SPA SPY SRI STY SUB SUE SUK SUM SUN SUP SUQ SYN

TAB TAD TAE TAG TAJ TAM TAN TAO TAP TAR TAS TAT TAU TAV TAW TAX TEA TED TEE TEG TEL TEN TET TEW THE THO THY TIC TIE TIL TIN TIP TIS TIT TOD TOE TOG TOM TON TOO TOP TOR TOT TOW TOY TRY TSK TUB TUG TUI TUN TUP TUT TUX TWA TWO TYE

UDO UGH UKE ULU UMM UMP UNS UPO UPS URB URD URN URP USE UTA UTE UTS

VAC VAN VAR VAS VAT VAU VAV VAW VEE VEG VET VEX VIA VID VIE VIG VIM VIS VOE VOW VOX VUG VUM

WAB WAD WAE WAG WAN WAP WAR WAS WAT WAW WAX WAY WEB WED WEE WEN WET WHA WHO WHY WIG WIN WIS WIT WIZ WOE WOG WOK WON WOO WOP WOS WOT WOW WRY WUD WYE WYN

XIS

YAG YAH YAK YAM YAP YAR YAW YAY YEA YEH YEN YEP YES YET YEW YID YIN YIP YOB YOD YOK YOM YON YOU YOW YUK YUM YUP

ZAG ZAP ZAS ZAX ZED ZEE ZEK ZEP ZIG ZIN ZIP ZIT ZOA ZOO ZUZ


SOWPODS

The more extensive SOWPODS list is used in the United Kingdom and in most Commonwealth countries. It is a combination of the OSPD and the old British Official Scrabble Words list, so it has many more words than the TWL list.

Two-Letter Words

AA AB AD AE AG AH AI AL AM AN AR AS AT AW AX AY
BA BE BI BO BY
CH
DA DE DI DO
EA ED EE EF EH EL EM EN ER ES ET EX
FA FE FY
GI GO GU
HA HE HI HM HO
ID IF IN IO IS IT
JA JO
KA KI KO KY
LA LI LO
MA ME MI MM MO MU MY
NA NE NO NU NY
OB OD OE OF OH OI OM ON OO OP OR OS OU OW OX OY
PA PE PI PO
QI
RE
SH SI SO ST
TA TE TI TO
UG UH UM UN UP UR US UT
WE WO
XI XU
YA YE YO YU
ZA ZO

Three-Letter Words

AAH AAL AAS ABA ABB ABO ABS ABY ACE ACH ACT ADD ADO ADS ADZ AFF AFT AGA AGE AGO AGS AHA AHI AHS AIA AID AIL AIM AIN AIR AIS AIT AKA AKE ALA ALB ALE ALF ALL ALP ALS ALT ALU AMA AME AMI AMP AMU ANA AND ANE ANI ANN ANS ANT ANY APE APO APP APT ARB ARC ARD ARE ARF ARK ARM ARS ART ARY ASH ASK ASP ASS ATE ATS ATT AUA AUE AUF AUK AVA AVE AVO AWA AWE AWK AWL AWN AXE AYE AYS AYU AZO

BAA BAC BAD BAG BAH BAL BAM BAN BAP BAR BAS BAT BAY BED BEE BEG BEL BEN BES BET BEY BEZ BIB BID BIG BIN BIO BIS BIT BIZ BOA BOB BOD BOG BOH BOI BOK BON BOO BOP BOR BOS BOT BOW BOX BOY BRA BRO BRR BRU BUB BUD BUG BUM BUN BUR BUS BUT BUY BYE BYS

CAA CAB CAD CAG CAM CAN CAP CAR CAT CAW CAY CAZ CEE CEL CEP CHA CHE CHI CID CIG CIS CIT CLY COB COD COG COL CON COO COP COR COS COT COW COX COY COZ CRU CRY CUB CUD CUE CUM CUP CUR CUT CUZ CWM

DAB DAD DAE DAG DAH DAK DAL DAM DAN DAP DAS DAW DAY DEB DEE DEF DEG DEI DEL DEN DEV DEW DEX DEY DIB DID DIE DIF DIG DIM DIN DIP DIS DIT DIV DOB DOC DOD DOE DOF DOG DOH DOL DOM DON DOO DOP DOR DOS DOT DOW DOY DRY DSO DUB DUD DUE DUG DUH DUI DUN DUO DUP DUX DYE DZO

EAN EAR EAS EAT EAU EBB ECH ECO ECU EDH EDS EEK EEL EEN EFF EFS EFT EGG EGO EHS EIK EKE ELD ELF ELK ELL ELM ELS ELT EME EMO EMS EMU END ENE ENG ENS EON ERA ERE ERF ERG ERK ERM ERN ERR ERS ESS EST ETA ETH EUK EVE EVO EWE EWK EWT EXO EYE

FAA FAB FAD FAE FAG FAH FAN FAP FAR FAS FAT FAW FAX FAY FED FEE FEG FEH FEM FEN FER FES FET FEU FEW FEY FEZ FIB FID FIE FIG FIL FIN FIR FIT FIX FIZ FLU FLY FOB FOE FOG FOH FON FOP FOR FOU FOX FOY FRA FRO FRY FUB FUD FUG FUM FUN FUR

GAB GAD GAE GAG GAK GAL GAM GAN GAP GAR GAS GAT GAU GAW GAY GED GEE GEL GEM GEN GEO GER GET GEY GHI GIB GID GIE GIF GIG GIN GIO GIP GIS GIT GJU GNU GOA GOB GOD GOE GON GOO GOR GOS GOT GOV GOX GOY GUB GUE GUL GUM GUN GUP GUR GUS GUT GUV GUY GYM GYP

HAD HAE HAG HAH HAJ HAM HAN HAO HAP HAS HAT HAW HAY HEH HEM HEN HEP HER HES HET HEW HEX HEY HIC HID HIE HIM HIN HIP HIS HIT HMM HOA HOB HOC HOD HOE HOG HOH HOI HOM HON HOO HOP HOS HOT HOW HOX HOY HUB HUE HUG HUH HUI HUM HUN HUP HUT HYE HYP

ICE ICH ICK ICY IDE IDS IFF IFS IGG ILK ILL IMP ING INK INN INS ION IOS IRE IRK ISH ISM ISO ITA ITS IVY IWI

JAB JAG JAI JAK JAM JAP JAR JAW JAY JEE JET JEU JEW JIB JIG JIN JIZ JOB JOE JOG JOL JOR JOT JOW JOY JUD JUG JUN JUS JUT

KAB KAE KAF KAI KAK KAM KAS KAT KAW KAY KEA KEB KED KEF KEG KEN KEP KET KEX KEY KHI KID KIF KIN KIP KIR KIS KIT KOA KOB KOI KON KOP KOR KOS KOW KUE KYE KYU

LAB LAC LAD LAG LAH LAM LAP LAR LAS LAT LAV LAW LAX LAY LEA LED LEE LEG LEI LEK LEP LES LET LEU LEV LEW LEX LEY LEZ LIB LID LIE LIG LIN LIP LIS LIT LOB LOD LOG LOO LOP LOR LOS LOT LOU LOW LOX LOY LUD LUG LUM LUR LUV LUX LUZ LYE LYM

MAA MAC MAD MAE MAG MAK MAL MAM MAN MAP MAR MAS MAT MAW MAX MAY MED MEE MEG MEH MEL MEM MEN MES MET MEU MEW MHO MIB MIC MID MIG MIL MIM MIR MIS MIX MIZ MNA MOA MOB MOC MOD MOE MOG MOI MOL MOM MON MOO MOP MOR MOS MOT MOU MOW MOY MOZ MUD MUG MUM MUN MUS MUT MUX MYC

NAB NAE NAG NAH NAM NAN NAP NAS NAT NAW NAY NEB NED NEE NEF NEG NEK NEP NET NEW NIB NID NIE NIL NIM NIP NIS NIT NIX NOB NOD NOG NOH NOM NON NOO NOR NOS NOT NOW NOX NOY NTH NUB NUN NUR NUS NUT NYE NYS

OAF OAK OAR OAT OBA OBE OBI OBO OBS OCA OCH ODA ODD ODE ODS OES OFF OFT OHM OHO OHS OIK OIL OIS OKA OKE OLD OLE OLM OMS ONE ONO ONS ONY OOF OOH OOM OON OOP OOR OOS OOT OPE OPS OPT ORA ORB ORC ORD ORE ORF ORS ORT OSE OUD OUK OUP OUR OUS OUT OVA OWE OWL OWN OWT OXO OXY OYE OYS

PAC PAD PAH PAL PAM PAN PAP PAR PAS PAT PAV PAW PAX PAY PEA PEC PED PEE PEG PEH PEL PEN PEP PER PES PET PEW PHI PHO PHT PIA PIC PIE PIG PIN PIP PIR PIS PIT PIU PIX PLU PLY POA POD POH POI POL POM POO POP POS POT POW POX POZ PRE PRO PRY PSI PST PUB PUD PUG PUH PUL PUN PUP PUR PUS PUT PUY PYA PYE PYX

QAT QIN QIS QUA

RAD RAG RAH RAI RAJ RAM RAN RAP RAS RAT RAV RAW RAX RAY REB REC RED REE REF REG REH REI REM REN REO REP RES RET REV REW REX REZ RHO RHY RIA RIB RID RIF RIG RIM RIN RIP RIT RIZ ROB ROC ROD ROE ROK ROM ROO ROT ROW RUB RUC RUD RUE RUG RUM RUN RUT RYA RYE

SAB SAC SAD SAE SAG SAI SAL SAM SAN SAP SAR SAT SAU SAV SAW SAX SAY SAZ SEA SEC SED SEE SEG SEI SEL SEN SER SET SEW SEX SEY SEZ SHA SHE SHH SHY SIB SIC SIF SIK SIM SIN SIP SIR SIS SIT SIX SKA SKI SKY SLY SMA SNY SOB SOC SOD SOG SOH SOL SOM SON SOP SOS SOT SOU SOV SOW SOX SOY SOZ SPA SPY SRI STY SUB SUD SUE SUG SUI SUK SUM SUN SUP SUQ SUR SUS SWY SYE SYN

TAB TAD TAE TAG TAI TAJ TAK TAM TAN TAO TAP TAR TAS TAT TAU TAV TAW TAX TAY TEA TEC TED TEE TEF TEG TEL TEN TES TET TEW TEX THE THO THY TIC TID TIE TIG TIK TIL TIN TIP TIS TIT TIX TOC TOD TOE TOG TOM TON TOO TOP TOR TOT TOW TOY TRY TSK TUB TUG TUI TUM TUN TUP TUT TUX TWA TWO TWP TYE TYG

UDO UDS UEY UFO UGH UGS UKE ULE ULU UMM UMP UMS UMU UNI UNS UPO UPS URB URD URE URN URP USE UTA UTE UTS UTU UVA

VAC VAE VAG VAN VAR VAS VAT VAU VAV VAW VEE VEG VET VEX VIA VID VIE VIG VIM VIN VIS VLY VOE VOL VOR VOW VOX VUG VUM

WAB WAD WAE WAG WAI WAN WAP WAR WAS WAT WAW WAX WAY WEB WED WEE WEM WEN WET WEX WEY WHA WHO WHY WIG WIN WIS WIT WIZ WOE WOF WOG WOK WON WOO WOP WOS WOT WOW WOX WRY WUD WUS WYE WYN

XIS

YAD YAE YAG YAH YAK YAM YAP YAR YAW YAY YEA YEH YEN YEP YES YET YEW YEX YGO YID YIN YIP YOB YOD YOK YOM YON YOU YOW YUG YUK YUM YUP YUS

ZAG ZAP ZAS ZAX ZEA ZED ZEE ZEK ZEL ZEP ZEX ZHO ZIG ZIN ZIP ZIT ZIZ ZOA ZOL ZOO ZOS ZUZ ZZZ



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