Short “A” Words To Give You A Scrabble Boost

Last updated 11 November 2023 by Stephen Lunt
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AI

AI is valid to play in Scrabble for 2 points

About the word AI

“Ai” is a short word which utilizes two of the most popular vowels in the English language. Hence, in Scrabble, it is the lowest score that can be achieved when making a word.

Ai stands for Artificial Intelligence. Its definition is the use of data modelling and computer science theories to solve complex problems. It is often considered a form of human intelligence in computer form. Fields linked to Ai include machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, and natural language processing.

You could use Ai in a sentence such as; “Did you hear about the new AI that can solve Scrabble games? It’s amazing!”

If you are looking to play off the word Ai in your game, try these longer words: “Air”, “Aim”, “Aid”, “Airway”, “Aircon”, and “Airbus.”

Definitions of AI

  • (noun) A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, endemic to forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil.

Words Containing AI

  • aia 3
  • ail 3
  • ain 3
  • air 3
  • ais 3
  • ait 3
  • rai 3
  • sai 3
  • tai 3
  • aid 4
  • aim 5
  • wai 6
  • kai 7
  • jai 10
  • aias 4
  • ails 4
  • aine 4
  • ains 4
  • airn 4
  • airs 4
  • airt 4
  • aits 4
  • aitu 4
  • lain 4
  • lair 4
  • More AI words

AD is valid to play in Scrabble for 3 points

About the word AD

Ad is a synonym for the word advertisement. An advertisement is usually a paid promotion targeted at consumers. They aim to increase sales of goods and services a business sells. Advertisements can come in all shapes and sizes so this is by no means a comprehensive definition. Example ads can include newspaper snippets or digital adverts.

Scrabble players can expand “Ad” by adding another “D” to the start to make “Dad”, “H” to make “Had”, or an “M” to make “Mad”. It’s a versatile word that’s easy to expand.

An infographic for the word AD in Scrabble

Definitions of AD

  • (noun) Advertisement.
  • (noun) Advantage
  • (noun) (debating) advantage
  • (preposition) To, toward

Example Sentences

  • “He carefully designed an AD for his upcoming garage sale, showcasing various items for potential buyers.”
  • “In preparation for the event, she crafted an eye-catching AD to promote the community fundraiser.”

Words Containing AD

  • ado 4
  • ads 4
  • lad 4
  • rad 4
  • sad 4
  • tad 4
  • add 5
  • dad 5
  • gad 5
  • bad 6
  • cad 6
  • mad 6
  • pad 6
  • fad 7
  • had 7
  • wad 7
  • yad 7
  • adz 13
  • adit 5
  • ados 5
  • lade 5
  • lads 5
  • lead 5
  • load 5
  • nada 5
  • More AD words

AY

AY is valid to play in Scrabble for 5 points

About the word AY

“Ay” is commonly used to express agreement or affirmation, similar to saying “yes”. It’s often used in voting systems where people say “ay” to indicate their support for something. Alternatively, if someone disagrees with a motion, they would say “nay” instead of “ay”.

Some simple expansions of “Ay” include “Hay”, “Bay”, and “Day” for 3-letters, or “Pray”, “Away”, and “Hays” for 4-letters.

An infographic for the word AY in Scrabble

Definitions of AY

  • (interjection) Ah! alas!
  • (noun) An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
  • (interjection) Yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question.

Words Containing AY

  • aye 6
  • ays 6
  • ayu 6
  • lay 6
  • nay 6
  • ray 6
  • say 6
  • tay 6
  • day 7
  • gay 7
  • bay 8
  • cay 8
  • may 8
  • pay 8
  • fay 9
  • hay 9
  • way 9
  • yay 9
  • kay 10
  • jay 13
  • alay 7
  • ayes 7
  • ayin 7
  • ayre 7
  • ayus 7
  • More AY words

APP

APP is valid to play in Scrabble for 7 points

About the word APP

The word “app” is commonly used as a shorthand abbreviation for the word “application”, especially in reference to mobile applications for smartphones. In an example sentence, “Have you downloaded the Scrabble GO app?” or “The newest Scrabble app is super cool, you must check it out!”

Did you know, the word “app” requires players to have both of the 2 available “P” letter tiles in the game? This can make it somewhat of a rare word to craft.

Some ways to play off “app” by hooking letters to the start or end include “apple”, “nappy”, “zappy” at 21 points, “applet”, or “flappy.”

An infographic for the word APP in Scrabble

Definitions of APP

  • (noun) An application (program), especially a small one designed for a mobile device.
  • (noun) Application (use, purpose; not a computer program)
  • (noun) Appetizer
  • (noun) An appearance in a game (e.g., a player with 10 apps in a season played 10 times)

Example Sentences

  • “To stay organized, she downloaded a productivity APP that helped manage tasks and deadlines.”
  • “The innovative fitness APP guided users through personalized workout routines, making exercise enjoyable and accessible.”

Words Containing APP

  • apps 8
  • yapp 11
  • appal 9
  • appel 9
  • apple 9
  • appro 9
  • appui 9
  • nappa 9
  • nappe 9
  • rappe 9
  • tappa 9
  • pappi 11
  • appay 12
  • apply 12
  • appuy 12
  • happi 12
  • nappy 12
  • sappy 12
  • yapps 12
  • gappy 13
  • kappa 13
  • pappy 14
  • happy 15
  • yappy 15
  • zappy 21
  • More APP 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).

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