Are the abbreviations BIZ and SOZ allowed in Scrabble?

Last updated 25 February 2024 by Stephen Lunt
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BIZ is valid to play in Scrabble for 14 points

About the word BIZ

Biz means a type of business, line of work, or occupation. It is most commonly used in the entertainment industry, for example, “show biz” or “music biz.” Biz can also be used as a standalone abbreviation for business without referring to a specific type of business.

In Scrabble, Biz would be considered a powerful word to play as it utilizes the high-scoring “Z” letter tile that is worth 10 points. Because of this, the word has the potential to fetch in the high 20s to low 40s points when played strategically on bonus squares.

Furthermore, “biz” is highly expandable as it appears as a substring in 50 other Scrabble words. Examples include “Bizzy”, “Bizjet”, and “Bizone.”

Definitions of BIZ

  • (noun) Business.

Example Sentences

  • “Running a successful BIZ requires a combination of innovation and strategic planning.”
  • “After years of hard work, she finally built her own BIZ from the ground up.”

Words Containing BIZ

  • bize 15
  • bizes 16
  • bizzo 25
  • bizzy 28
  • bizone 17
  • imbizo 19
  • bizjet 24
  • bizzes 26
  • bizzos 26
  • bizazz 35
  • albizia 18
  • arabize 18
  • bizarre 18
  • bizarro 18
  • bizonal 18
  • bizones 18
  • biznaga 19
  • imbizos 20
  • showbiz 24
  • bizjets 25
  • bizzies 27
  • bizzazz 45
  • albizias 19
  • arabizes 19
  • bizarres 19
  • More BIZ words


SOZ is valid to play in Scrabble for 12 points

About the word SOZ

SOZ is an excellent three-letter word that uses the valuable Z letter tile in Scrabble.

The word SOZ is a short abbreviation used to mean sorry. It is mainly considered a slang term in English, causing its validity to sometimes be debated as a Scrabble word. In an example sentence, “SOZ babe! I didn’t mean to knock the Scrabble board off the table.”

SOZ can be played off of by creating words such as SOZZLY, SOZZLE, SOZZLED, or SOZZLING.

Definitions of SOZ

  • (interjection) Shortened form of sorry.

Example Sentences

  • “Realizing the mistake, he quickly apologized with a sincere SOZ to mend the misunderstanding.”
  • “In the digital conversation, she sent a playful emoji along with a casual SOZ for the light hearted mix-up.”

Words Containing SOZ

  • sozin 14
  • sozine 15
  • sozins 15
  • sozzle 24
  • sozzly 27
  • sozines 16
  • isozyme 21
  • sozzles 25
  • sozzled 26
  • mesozoan 19
  • mesozoic 21
  • isozymes 22
  • isozymic 24
  • lysozyme 25
  • sozzlier 26
  • sozzling 27
  • mesozoans 20
  • lysozymes 26
  • sozzliest 27
  • More SOZ words

Word definition sourced from Wiktionary under CC BY-SA 4.0. We verify the validity of the words discussed in this article against our own data and official Scrabble dictionaries such as the NASPA Word List and SOWPODS (Collins Scrabble Words).

Stephen Lunt is Word Checker's founder and primary content writer. He loves to share his experiences and knowledge of word games through writing and creating handy online tools for players to use.

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