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Is “Re” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Re is valid in Scrabble for 2 points

Re is an acceptable Scrabble word in the dictionary, however, the bad news for players is it'll only score 2 points in total.

The term "re" can be used as a preposition meaning regarding/in reference to something. Alternatively, "re" can also be used as a noun meaning a syllable used in solfège to represent the second note of a major scale.

In Scrabble playing the word "re" alone is not very rewarding due to its low point value. Yet, the letters "R" and "E" are a great combination to have on your letter rack as they create the prefix "re-" and suffix "-er". This makes the "RE" letter combination powerful for extending existing words and going after those 7-letter bingos in your game.

Definition of Re


  • About, regarding, with reference to; especially in letters, documents and emails.


  • A syllable used in solfège to represent the second note of a major scale.


  • Reinsurance.

Definition from re by Wiktionary, used under CC BY-SA 4.0.

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

How Many Points is Re Worth?

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

  • With no multipliers, Re is worth 2 points.
  • On a double-word square, Re is worth 4 points.
  • On a triple-word square, Re is worth 6 points.

Single Letter Extensions of “Re”

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

Words With “RE”

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

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Re” 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: 16 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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