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Is “Ex” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Ex is valid in Scrabble for 9 points

The word ex is allowed to be played in Scrabble. It's a powerful two-letter "X" word that'll score players 9 points (E: 1, X: 8) when it's successfully played.

The meaning of "ex" is something that is in the past or a former of something. Its most popular usage is in relation to a person's former spouse, lover, or partner (i.e., ex-partner, ex-wife, or ex-husband). For example, in a sentence, "I used to love playing Scrabble with my ex-husband". However, ex's usage does not just limit itself to people, it can be used in different contexts such as "my ex-job" or "I'm an ex-hockey player". We personally love the versatility of this word across different contexts. Some of the synonyms of ex include former, previous, and past.

If you happen to have a "Z" letter tile a great extension of this word to max out on points is "Zex" worth 19 points altogether. Alternatively, some three-letter words which can be made with "ex" include "wex", "vex", and "hex".

Definition of Ex


  • The name of the Latin-script letter X.


  • To delete; to cross out


  • A former partner or spouse, usually short for ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, ex-wife or ex-husband.


  • Ex-, former, previously but no longer.


  • (of a train) the place the train originated from or called at prior to the present location.


  • Expensive, dear

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How Many Points is Ex Worth?

Ex is a 2-letter word made up of the letter tiles E: 1, X: 8. Its points breakdown is as follows:

  • With no multipliers, Ex is worth 9 points.
  • On a double-word square, Ex is worth 18 points.
  • On a triple-word square, Ex is worth 27 points.

Single Letter Extensions of “Ex”

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

Words With “EX”

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

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

More 2 Letter E Words

2-Letter E words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Ex:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Ex” 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: 19 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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