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Is “Bo” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Bo is valid in Scrabble for 4 points

The word “Bo” is acceptable to be played within a Scrabble game. It is a short two-letter word which will score players 4 points without multipliers.

“Bo” has multiple meanings; it can be used as an exclamation similar to the word “boo” or “boh” which expresses surprise at something. However, “BO” is also commonly used as an abbreviation standing for body odour, which is a smell a person can give off. The term body odour is normally used in a negative context – in this case, it is a bad smell.

Some of the best ways to expand on the word “Bo” include “Box” for 12 points, “Bok” for 9 points, “Bow” for 8 points and “Boy” for 8 points. “Bock” and “Bogy” are also good 4-letter expansions. These words are advantageous to memorize due to their high Scrabble score.

Definition of Bo


  • An exclamation used to startle or frighten.


  • Fellow, chap, boy.


  • A quarterstaff, especially in an oriental context.

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How Many Points is Bo Worth?

Bo is a 2-letter word made up of the letter tiles B: 3, O: 1. Its points breakdown is as follows:

  • With no multipliers, Bo is worth 4 points.
  • On a double-word square, Bo is worth 8 points.
  • On a triple-word square, Bo is worth 12 points.

Single Letter Extensions of “Bo”

Potential ways to expand “Bo” using a single letter include:

Words With “BO”

Words containing “BO” at the start, middle, or end include:

See our full list of words with “BO” for more suggestions.

More 2 Letter B Words

2-Letter B words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Bo:

Check out our list of all 2 letter words with B.

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Bo” in the context of Scrabble to discuss if it is valid, its points score, definition, extensions, similar words, and more.

We hope you find this information helpful for learning and discovering new words to play in Scrabble.

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Category: Scrabble Words

Last updated: 31 August 2023

Author: Stephen

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