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Is “Ze” a Scrabble Word?

Yes Ze is valid in Scrabble for 11 points

Ze is allowed to be played Scrabble according to the UK dictionary but does not currently appear in the US/Canadian lexicon. It is worth a total of 11 points made up of Z: 10 and E: 1.

The word "ze" is a gender-neutral pronoun that non-binary or a person of an unspecified gender uses to refer to themselves instead of gender-specific pronouns like "he" or "she." Ze is simply pronounced like "zee" and is often used in combination with the "hir" pronoun. In an example sentence: "Ze played a game of Scrabble." For those looking to read more about this pronoun, we'd recommend this guide to gender-neutral pronouns.

We love this word being made official in the Scrabble dictionary as it shows support and recognition towards the LGBTQ+ community 🏳️‍🌈. If you play "ze" within your game, it can be extended in many ways such as to create the word "Zex" or "Zek."

Definition of Ze


  • A gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, equivalent to singular they, and coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.

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

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

How Many Points is Ze Worth?

Ze is a 2-letter word made up of the letter tiles Z: 10, E: 1. Its points breakdown is as follows:

  • With no multipliers, Ze is worth 11 points.
  • On a double-word square, Ze is worth 22 points.
  • On a triple-word square, Ze is worth 33 points.

Single Letter Extensions of “Ze”

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

Words With “ZE”

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

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

More 2 Letter Z Words

2-Letter Z words which you could play in Scrabble as an alternative to Ze:

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

About This Page

This word page takes a deep dive into the word “Ze” 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: 19 April 2023

Author: Stephen

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