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Is “Ho” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Ho is valid in Scrabble for 5 points

Ho is a two-letter H word worth 5 points. In Scrabble, it's acceptable to be played according to all dictionaries from regions around the world.

The word Ho has multiple meanings. It can be used as an interjection to express surprise or joy. Alternatively, it can be used as a noun in reference to an explicit and derogatory term towards females. It is a somewhat informal and potentially controversial word, so use it with caution.

The majority of Ho's score comes from the "H" character which is worth 4 out of 5 points altogether. If used wisely, it could fetch as high as 15 points on a triple word square so should not be overlooked as a word.

The word Ho played on a Scrabble board
The word “Ho” played on a Scrabble board. Credit: Scrabble Checker.

How Many Points is Ho Worth?

Ho is a 2-letter word made up of the letter tiles H: 4, O: 1. Its points breakdown is as follows:

  • With no multipliers, Ho is worth 5 points.
  • On a double-word square, Ho is worth 10 points.
  • On a triple-word square, Ho is worth 15 points.

Single Letter Extensions of “Ho”

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

Words With “HO”

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

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

More 2 Letter H Words

2-Letter H words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Ho:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Ho” 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: 18 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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