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Check if “Xi”, a Greek letter, is valid to play in Scrabble

Is “Xi” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Xi is valid in Scrabble for 9 points

“Xi” is a valid word within the Scrabble dictionary that is acceptable for players to use. It scores a total of 9 points, mainly thanks to the valuable “X” letter tile.

“Xi” is a quite unique word you won't see often used in everyday life. It is defined as the 14th letter of the classical and modern Greek alphabet.

It is overall a great word in Scrabble as it short yet high scoring. Furthermore, it can be extended with the letter “S” to make “Xis” too. Some longer extensions include words such as “Exit”, “Axil”, “Exist”, and “Toxins” which can be made by combining letters on either side.

Definition of Xi


  • The 14th letter of Classical and Modern Greek. The 15th in Ancient and Old Greek.
  • Either of a pair of hyperons having spin 1/2, which decay into a lambda particle and a pion.

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

How Many Points is Xi Worth?

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

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Xi”

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

Words With “XI”

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

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

More 2 Letter X Words

2-Letter X words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Xi:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Xi” 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: 14 August 2023

Author: Stephen

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