Scrabble Words With H

The letter H tile in Scrabble
By Stephen Lunt 1 JUL 2024

Read on to find out which words containing the letter H are valid to play in Scrabble. I’ll cover words from just two letters in length up to seven letters and give you some handy tips for discovering additional H words.


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H Letter Tile Facts

In a standard game of Scrabble, the letter bag contains a total of two H tiles. This means that in each game, there are likely to be two words played with a H unless someone uses both in the same word.

Its points score of 4 puts it in the middle of the pack in Scrabble. It doesn’t fetch as high as 10 points, such as the rare characters like Q and Z, but isn’t as low as those 1-point vowels.

Furthermore, H is a frequent letter in the Scrabble dictionary. Approximately 59,000 words contain a H, meaning there is plenty of opportunity to create some brilliant words using this letter.

Two Letter H Words

Overall, 11 two-letter H words are playable in Scrabble. “Ch” and “Hm” are worth the most, at 7 points each. The complete list is below:

  • CH (7 Points) - a dialect form of I.
  • HM (7 Points) - a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters (a hectometer).
  • EH (5 Points) - an expression used to request clarification of something said.
  • HA (5 Points) - an expression of laughter.
  • OH (5 Points) - an expression of surprise, wonder, or awe.
  • HI (5 Points) - a greeting used to say hello.
  • UH (5 Points) - an expression of thought, confusion, or uncertainty.
  • AH (5 Points) - an expression of realisation.
  • HE (5 Points) - a pronoun used for a male person or animal.
  • HO (5 Points) - an interjection to express surprise or joy.
  • SH (5 Points) - to request silence through a “shh” sound.

The word HI played on a Scrabble board


Three Letter H Words

There are over 120 acceptable three-letter H words to play. Here are just some of them and their definitions.

  • ZHO (15 Points) - a hybrid animal of a yak and a domesticated cow.
  • HEX (13 Points) - a magical evil spell.
  • WHY (12 Points) - to question the reason, cause, or purpose of something.
  • YEH (9 Points) - an informal shortening of “yeah.”
  • HAY (9 Points) - a plant-based matter of mowed and cured grass, often used as animal feed.
  • SHY (9 Points) - a person lacking in self-confidence.
  • HIP (8 Points) - a projecting part of the body around the pelvis.
  • HOP (8 Points) - to jump, sometimes on one leg/foot.
  • HUE (6 Points) - a shade of colour, tint, or dye.
  • HOT (6 Points) - something high in temperature or burning.
  • HEN (6 Points) - an adult female chicken.
  • HAT (6 Points) - a piece of clothing worn on the head.

View the complete 3-letter H-word list here.

Four Letter H Words

  • HIZZ (25 Points) - a variant spelling of the word “hiss.”
  • HAJJ (21 Points) - a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
  • HAZY (19 Points) - something that is unclear or non-transparent.
  • HAWK (14 Points) - a type of bird.
  • HOAX (14 Points) - something which is deceptive or to trick somebody.
  • WHIP (12 Points) - the act of beating something with a whip, a piece of material, typically leather.
  • HYPE (12 Points) - a heightened sensation around something.
  • CHEF (12 Points) - a person who cooks, typically a professional working in a restaurant.
  • CHOP (11 Points) - to cut something into pieces.
  • HIKE (11 Points) - an increase in something (typically referring to a numerical value such as money) or a type of walk.
  • HIGH (11 Points) - to a great extent, typically used to refer to elevation.
  • WISH (10 Points) - to desire something.
  • HALF (10 Points) - a whole of something divided into two.

View all 4-letter H words.


Five Letter H Words

  • WHIZZ (29 Points) - a whirring or hissing sound.
  • ZILCH (19 Points) - zero.
  • HAZEL (17 Points) - a greenish-brown colour.
  • WHIFF (17 Points) - a waft or smell of something.
  • CHECK (16 Points) - to examine something.
  • CHICK (16 Points) - a young bird.
  • HOWDY (15 Points) - an informal greeting.
  • HAPPY (15 Points) - a feeling of joy and pleasure.
  • SHOCK (14 Points) - to be taken by surprise by something.
  • CHALK (14 Points) - a piece of calcite, usually in the form of a crayon and used to write on blackboards.
  • THYME (13 Points) - a herb often used as a seasoning on food.
  • YACHT (13 Points) - a type of boat.
  • HIKER (12 Points) - a person who travels by foot/walking.
  • EPOCH (12 Points) - a period of time.
  • SHRUB (10 Points) - a type of plant.

View every 5-letter H word.

The word HOWDY played on a Scrabble board

Six Letter H Words

  • WHIZZY (33 Points) - something that is cool, innovative, or advanced in the technology space.
  • WHEEZY (24 Points) - breathing or coughing with a whistling sound.
  • HIJACK (22 Points) - to seize or take something by force.
  • CHEQUE (20 Points) - an instruction to pay money often written on paper.
  • WHISKY (19 Points) - an alcoholic spirit.
  • SQUISH (18 Points) - to crush something.
  • CHUNKY (18 Points) - something thick.
  • CHOKED (16 Points) - to be clogged up, often used when referring to a person choking on food.
  • FLASHY (15 Points) - something attractive or appealing to the eyes.
  • SKETCH (15 Points) - to draw something loosely.
  • SWITCH (14 Points) - a mechanism for turning something on or off, typically for electronics.
  • BEHAVE (14 Points) - to act in a manner in line with norms or the law.
  • TROPHY (14 Points) - a reward given for winning or achieving something, e.g., a sports trophy.

View all 6-letter H words.


Seven Letter Bingo H Words

Bingo words are a fantastic way to bag 50 extra bonus points, and there are plenty of seven-letter words containing a H to choose from.

  • LAZYISH (22 Points) - somewhat lazy.
  • CHORIZO (21 Points) - a type of pork sausage.
  • SQUELCH (21 Points) - a sucking sound.
  • HAMMOCK (20 Points) - a style of bed often suspended between two trees.
  • HALFWAY (19 Points) - midway between two points.
  • SKETCHY (19 Points) - something considered unsafe, e.g., a sketchy part of the neighbourhood.
  • TWITCHY (18 Points) - something or someone exhibiting characteristics of nervousness through sharp movements.
  • KETCHUP (18 Points) - a condiment made from tomatoes.
  • BABYISH (17 Points) - to act like a baby or for something to be characteristic of a baby.
  • HANDOFF (17 Points) - to hand something off to someone else, often used in American football when a ball is passed.
  • SHOCKED (17 Points) - something surprising in nature.

View the complete list of 7-letter H words here.

Double H Words

In the circumstance that you draw two H tiles from the letter bag, give one of these double H words a go. The easiest by far is “SHH,” worth 9 points.

  • HITCHHIKING (27 Points) - travelling in a stranger’s vehicle to get to a destination.
  • FISHHOOKS (22 Points) - a barbed hook, usually made of metal, used for fishing.
  • WITHHOLDS (19 Points) - to keep something to oneself.
  • BATHHOUSE (17 Points) - a communal building used for bathing and swimming.
  • WITHHELD (18 Points) - to keep back something to oneself.
  • SHH (9 Points) - to make a “shh” sound to request silence.

How To Find More H Words

Looking to find out where you can find more words for Scrabble beginning with the letter H? Try out these resources:

Hopefully, this article has given you inspiration for what’s possible with the H letter tile in Scrabble and set you up nicely to play some superb words in your next game. Happy playing!

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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