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Is “Wo” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Wo is valid in Scrabble for 5 points

Wo is a versatile word that has many meanings. It is commonly used as a shortened version of the word “whoa,” but is also defined as meaning great sadness or distress. Additionally, “WO” is a common abbreviation for terms such as “War Office” and “Warrant Officer”. 

Wo is valid within the Scrabble dictionary and worth 5 points altogether (W: 4, E: 1). Its short length makes it a nifty Scrabble word that can slot on the board in often difficult-to-play places. Traditionally, words containing a “W” can be troublesome to play, so this two-letter word makes the job easier.

Wo is highly extendible to make words such as “Two”, “Woo”, and “Woe” or longer variations like “Swoon” and “Woopie.”

Definition of Wo


  • A falconer's call to a hawk.
  • A call to cause a horse to slow down or stop; whoa.


  • Great sadness or distress; a misfortune causing such sadness.
  • Calamity, trouble.
  • A curse; a malediction.


  • A wall.


  • (possibly obsolete) To wall (to build a wall, or build a wall around).

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

How Many Points is Wo Worth?

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

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Wo”

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

Words With “WO”

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

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

More 2 Letter W Words

2-Letter W words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Wo:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Wo” 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: 30 August 2023

Author: Stephen

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