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Is “Jo” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Jo is valid in Scrabble for 9 points

Jo is an acceptable Scrabble word worth a total of 9 points. Jo is used as a term meaning "darling" or "sweetheart" when addressing a person - for example, "Maria is my jo."

In Scrabble, Jo is one of the highest-scoring two-letter words due to its use of the J letter tile which accounts for 8 out of 9 of the word’s overall score. This makes it a powerful word to use in games.

It's relatively easy to play due to its short nature and use of a vowel - meaning once you've got the J tile finding a place on the board should be simple. Once played, Jo can easily be extended to create words such as "Jog", "Joe", and "Jot" to name a few examples.

Definition of Jo


  • Darling, sweetheart.

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

How Many Points is Jo Worth?

Jo is a 2-letter word made up of the letter tiles J: 8, O: 1. Its points breakdown is as follows:

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Jo”

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

Words With “JO”

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

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

More 2 Letter J Words

2-Letter J words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Jo:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Jo” 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 May 2023

Author: Stephen

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