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Is “Ox” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Ox is valid in Scrabble for 9 points

Worth a total of 9 points, but only 2 letters long, Ox is an excellent Scrabble word that utilises the valuable “X” letter tile. The word ox’s definition and meaning is a breed of bull of the genus Bos. Synonyms for this word include “wild ox”, “oxen” and “bos taurus”. It could be used in a sentence such as “Have you seen the ox in the field over there?”.

Luckily for Scrabble players, ox is a highly expandable word that can be played off easily. Some of the three-letter words that can be made off ox include “box”, “cox”, “fox”, “hox”, “vox” and “wox”. Because this word makes it so easy to play the “X” tile we recommend all players keep this word in their memory for Scrabble games.

Definition of Ox


  • An adult castrated male of cattle (B. taurus).
  • Any bovine animal (genus Bos). A neat, a beef.

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How Many Points is Ox Worth?

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

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Ox”

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

Words With “OX”

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

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

More 2 Letter O Words

2-Letter O words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Ox:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Ox” 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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