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A list of scrabble words starting with Y

We've put together a list of 480 words that start with the letter "Y" for word games like Scrabble and Words with Friends. This list starts with the highest scoring words and is then organized by how many letters the word has, with the longest at the top (so, for 7-8 letter words ending with "Y", start at the top).

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The highest scoring words starting with Y

Want to go straight to the words that will get you the best score? Here are all the highest scoring words with y, not including the 50-point bonus if they use seven letters.

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480 Scrabble words starting with Y

3 Letter Words That Start With Y

2 Letter Words That Start With Y

FAQ on words starting with Y

What are the best Scrabble words starting with Y?

The highest scoring Scrabble word starting with Y is Yokozuna, which is worth at least 24 points without any bonuses. The next best word starting with Y is yukkier, which is worth 18 points. Other high score words starting with Y are yashmak (19), yucking (17), yakking (19), yuppify (20), yapocks (18), yakkers (18), yocking (17), and yanquis (19).

How many words start with the letter Y?

There are 480 words that start with the letter Y in the Scrabble dictionary. Of those 78 are 8 letter words, 96 are 7 letter words, 103 are 6 letter words, 100 are 5 letter words, 73 are 4 letter words, 27 are 3 letter words, and 3 are 2 letter words.

How many two letter words start with the letter Y?

There are 3 two letter words that start with the letter Y. They are ya, ye, and yo.