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Is “Oy” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Oy is valid in Scrabble for 5 points

Oy is an allowed word within the Scrabble dictionary that’ll score players 5 points in total, with 4 of those points coming from the letter “Y”. The meaning of “Oy” is that of an exclamation used to get a person’s attention. For example, a possible usage could be “Oy you over there!”. Oy is usually used informally and can often be associated with anger or rudeness depending on the context it is used in. Some of the ways “Oy” can be easily extended in Scrabble to make higher-scoring words include “Joy”, “Boy”, “Hoy”, and “Foy”.

Definition of Oy


  • An exclamation typically expressing mild frustration or expressing feelings of uncertainty or concern.

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How Many Points is Oy Worth?

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

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Oy”

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

Words With “OY”

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

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

More 2 Letter O Words

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

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Oy” 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: 11 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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