Valid Greeting Words To Play In Scrabble

Last updated 13 November 2023 by Stephen Lunt
The word HI played in Scrabble
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HI is valid to play in Scrabble for 5 points

About the word HI

The word “Hi” is an informal greeting used to say hello or attract attention. It’s a versatile word that can be used in many different contexts, from casual conversations to professional settings. Some synonyms for Hi include “hello”, “hey”, “greetings”, and “hiya”.

An infographic for the word HI in Scrabble

Definitions of HI

  • (noun) The word "hi" used as a greeting.
  • (interjection) A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.
  • (interjection) An exclamation to call attention.
  • (adjective) Very elevated; extending or being far above a base; tall; lofty.
  • (adjective) Relatively elevated; rising or raised above the average or normal level from which elevation is measured.

Example Sentences

  • “Yesterday, I greeted my friend with a cheerful HI as soon as they walked through the door.”
  • “During the virtual meeting, she sent a quick message saying, HI to everyone in the chat.”

Words Containing HI

  • ahi 6
  • hie 6
  • hin 6
  • his 6
  • hit 6
  • ghi 7
  • hid 7
  • chi 8
  • hic 8
  • him 8
  • hip 8
  • phi 8
  • khi 10
  • ahis 7
  • elhi 7
  • hies 7
  • hila 7
  • hili 7
  • hill 7
  • hilt 7
  • hins 7
  • hint 7
  • hioi 7
  • hire 7
  • hisn 7
  • More HI words


HEY is valid to play in Scrabble for 9 points

About the word HEY

“Hey” is particularly useful in Scrabble not only because it is short and common, but also because it includes the high-scoring letter “Y,” which is worth 4 points in the game. This makes it an excellent scoring word at only 3 letters long, bagging a total of 9 points.

The word can also sometimes be extended to form longer words, such as “heyday” or “heydey” (both of which are valid Scrabble words), thus providing players with the opportunity to score more points. Additionally, “hey” can be hooked with an “S” to make “heys,” which can be a strategic move if it enables you to score on a double or triple word/letter score tile.

“Hey” is an interjection used to attract attention or to express surprise, excitement, or greeting. It is most commonly used as an informal alternative to “hi” or “hello.”

Other interjections or exclamatory words that are valid in Scrabble include “oh,” “eh,” “ha,” “yo,” and “aha.” Like “hey,” these words often convey an emotion or a reaction and can be used strategically in the game to earn points with relatively common letters.

Words Containing HEY

  • heys 10
  • they 10
  • whey 13
  • heyed 12
  • wheys 14
  • heying 13
  • heyday 16
  • heydey 16
  • wheyey 18
  • fisheye 16
  • wheyier 16
  • heydays 17
  • heydeys 17
  • wheyish 19
  • heyduck 20
  • fisheyes 17
  • wheyiest 17
  • watcheye 19
  • heyducks 21
  • wheylike 21
  • wheyface 22
  • watcheyes 20
  • headachey 21
  • wheyfaces 23
  • wheyfaced 24
  • More HEY words


HOWDY is valid to play in Scrabble for 15 points

About the word HOWDY

This valuable word is commonly used as a casual greeting in the southern United States meaning hello – but is also commonly used throughout the world today. Some synonyms of howdy include “Hi”, “Hello”, or “Hey” to name a few examples. Similar sounding words include “Howdying”, “Howdah”, and “Howdie”.

Howdy in Scrabble is a rare word due to its combination of high-scoring letters such as “H”, “W”, and “Y”. This can make it difficult for players to form out of their letter tiles due to the unlikely nature they’d have all the required high-value letters. However, those fortunate enough to make this word benefit from its high score.

The word HOWDY played on a Scrabble board

Definitions of HOWDY

  • (noun) A wife, a midwife.
  • (verb) To greet informally, especially by saying "howdy"
  • (interjection) An informal greeting used in the South of the USA.

Example Sentences

  • “The cowboy greeted everyone with a cheerful HOWDY as he rode into the bustling town.”
  • “At the family reunion, relatives from all over exchanged HOWDYs and warm embraces.”

Words Containing HOWDY

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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