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Is “Xu” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Xu is valid in Scrabble for 9 points

Xu is an uncommon word but is valid according to the dictionary and worth a total of 9 points. It's a formerly used monetary unit of Vietnam worth one-hundredth of a dong.

It is not possible to extend the word Xu in Scrabble without adding letters to both the beginning and end of the word to create a whole new word. The closest extensions are "Exul" for 11 points or "Exude" for 13 points. "Mixup" is an interesting playoff "xu" to create a 5-letter word worth a tremendous 16 points.

Definition of Xu


  • A minor unit of currency in Vietnam, now little-used, forming a hundredth of a dong.

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

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

How Many Points is Xu Worth?

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

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

Words With “XU”

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

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

More 2 Letter X Words

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

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

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This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Xu” 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: 15 May 2023

Author: Stephen

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