The Top Scoring Words in Scrabble

In honor of National Scrabble Day, we have collected a list of high-scoring and practical words to play during your next word game. While there are many high-scoring words that can be played in Scrabble, not all of them can realistically be played during the game. Many of us may dream of playing the 1778-point word Oxyphenbutazone, but the truth is that this word has never been played and most likely will not be without the perfect set up.

There are numerous two, three, four, and five-letter words that are still high-scoring and can lead to a winning game. Retrieved from the Word Game Dictionary, the following list has a variety of easy, doable words that can lead to a successful Scrabble game.

Regardless if your next word game is Scrabble, Bananagrams, or Words With Friends, we hope our short list of high-scoring words helps make your next game a great success. Happy National Scrabble Day!

JO: Common as a nickname, the word Jo is an 11-point word when played in a Scrabble game.

ZU: Zu is a word that is derived from Akkadian mythology and scores 10 points.

ZAX: Zax is a hatchet-like tool. The three-letter word scores 19 points.

WIZ: Short for wizard, wiz scores 15 points on the Scrabble board.

JEEZ: Jeez, meaning a mild expression to show surprise, scores a whopping 20 points for Scrabble.

FUZZY: Fuzzy is a high-scoring five letter word, coming in at 25 points.

WHIZZ: Commonly spelled with one z, whiz is accepted with two z’s in Scrabble, scoring 28 points. Without the extra z, it is only worth 18 points.

JAZZ: Jazz, a common music genre, is a 31-point word in Scrabble.

JAZZILY: Jazzily scores 6 additional points than “jazz,” adding up to 37 points on the Scrabble board.

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About Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy served as the Assistant Managing Editor of the UNG Press from 2017 to 2021. She is a writer and editor who specializes in kid lit, copyediting, and lame puns. Murphy is a UNG alumna, class of 2016.

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