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Is “Yo” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Yo is valid in Scrabble for 5 points

The word Yo is playable in Scrabble according to the game dictionary. It's a short word only two-letter in length and is worth 5 points overall mainly thanks to the use of the "Y" letter tile for 4 out of 5 points.

Yo is an informal expression used as a greeting or to get someone's attention. It is often used as a shortened form of “hey, you” or “hello”. Yo is also sometimes used as an interjection to express excitement or enthusiasm. For example, in a sentence, "Yo Harry, would you like to play a game of Scrabble tonight?"

Definition of Yo


  • A greeting similar to hi.
  • An interjection similar to hey.
  • Present! Here!


  • (Baltimore) third-person singular, familiar


  • Abbreviation of year/years old.


  • The letter Ё, ё.


  • Short for yoleven.

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

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

How Many Points is Yo Worth?

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

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Yo”

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

Words With “YO”

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

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

More 2 Letter Y Words

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

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

About This Page

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