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Is “Yu” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Yu is valid in Scrabble for 5 points

Yu is a valid word from the Scrabble dictionary that scores players a total of 5 points (Y: 4, U: 1) when played in a game. It has multiple meanings and definitions including a Chinese emperor “Yu the Great”, an abbreviation for Yugoslavia, and an abbreviation for the word “you”. Yu may seem like a difficult word to play off in Scrabble, but thankfully there are some great ways to extend it and gain some points. Some of our favourite examples are “Kyu”, “Yuky”, and “Yuzu”.

How Many Points is Yu Worth?

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

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

Single Letter Extensions of “Yu”

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

Words With “YU”

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

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

More 2 Letter Y Words

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

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Yu” 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: 11 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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