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Is “Ya” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Ya is valid in Scrabble for 5 points

Ya is a short two-letter Y word that is valid in the Scrabble dictionary. It is worth 5 points according to Scrabble scoring rules.

The word is an informal abbreviation for “you” and is often used in casual conversation or online messaging. Ya can also be used as a slang term for “yes”. The definitions and meanings of ya do tend to vary throughout the world and in different contexts. Therefore, we’d recommend checking a local dictionary in a relevant language for more definitions of this versatile 2-letter word.

"Yak" is the best 3-letter extension of "ya" for 10 points and "Yay", "Yaw", and "Yah" are the second best coming in at 9 points.

Definition of Ya


  • (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object.
  • (reflexive pronoun) (To) yourselves, (to) yourself.
  • (object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.)


  • Yeah; yes.


  • Yea; yes


  • Go. (Spoken to horses and cattle.)


  • A letter of the Cyrillic alphabet: Я, я.

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

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

How Many Points is Ya Worth?

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

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Ya”

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

Words With “YA”

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

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

More 2 Letter Y Words

2-Letter Y words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Ya:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Ya” 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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