Appendix:Official English Scrabble 2-letter words

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The following are the official lists of two-letter English words acceptable in tournament play of the board game Scrabble.

International list[edit]

In most international competition, the list of allowed words is:

aa ab ad ae ag ah ai al am an ar as at aw ax ay ba be bi bo by ch[1] da de di do ea ed ee ef eh el em en er es et ex fa fe[3] fy gi go gu ha he hi hm ho id if in io is it ja[3] jo ka ki[3] 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[3] zo

US, Canada, Israel, & Thailand[edit]

Tournament play in the US, Canada, Israel, and Thailand is governed by the "Official Tournament and Club Word List" or "Tournament Word List", which excludes ch, da, di, ea, ee, fy, gi, gu, io, ja, ko, ky, ny, ob, oo, ou, po, st, te, ug, yu, zo.

Consequently, the list of allowed words in the US, Canada, Israel, and Thailand is:

aa ab ad ae ag ah ai al am an ar as at aw ax ay ba be bi bo by da[?] de do ed ef eh el em en er es et ex fa fe gi[?] 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[2] om on op or os ow ox oy pa pe pi qi[2] re sh si so ta te[?] ti to uh um un up ur us ut we wo xi xu ya ye yo za[2]

Former words[edit]

  • pH, the measure of acidity/alkalinity, was valid until 2007.

Notes[edit]

  1. Accepted since 1980, owing to its inclusion in the Chambers Dictionary.
  2. Added to the Tournament Word List by the Dictionary Committee of the National Scrabble Association [for North America] in early 2006.
  3. Added since 2006.

References[edit]

  • Collins Scrabble Words
  • Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th ed., Merriam-Webster, 2005
  • Official Scrabble Words International
  • "Official Tournament and Club Word List"