Words That Start With Z | 426 Scrabble Words | Word Find

A list of scrabble words starting with Z Z words can be some of the trickiest to use, but the last letter in the alphabet isn't last in our hearts! Worth 10 points in Words with Friends and Scrabble, Z is a great letter to easily bump your score. So, we've put together a list of words that start with Z that you can use. The list starts with the highest scoring words, and is then organized by how many letters the word has with the longest at the top.

Of all the words beginning with Z, probably the most useful is ZA - short for 'Pizza'. You're probably only going to see this word in a game of Scrabble (or maybe you're just way cooler than I am).

In the UK Scrabble dictionary, ZO is a valid word - but it's not an option in the official Scrabble dictionary or in Words with Friends. You could always try bluffing?

If this list isn’t cutting it, use our Scrabble Word Finder to triangulate the exact word you’re looking for. Also, check out our list of words ending with Z for more "Z" related fun.


The highest scoring words starting with Z

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

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426 Scrabble words starting with Z

4 Letter Words That Start With Z

3 Letter Words That Start With Z

2 Letter Words That Start With Z

FAQ on words starting with Z

What are the best Scrabble words starting with Z?

The highest scoring Scrabble word starting with Z is Zyzzyvas, which is worth at least 44 points without any bonuses. The next best word starting with Z is zinkify, which is worth 26 points. Other high score words starting with Z are zigzags (27), zizzles (34), zincify (24), zyzzyva (43), zebecks (24), zymurgy (25), zizzled (35), and ziplock (24).

How many words start with the letter Z?

There are 426 words that start with the letter Z in the Scrabble dictionary. Of those 97 are 8 letter words, 134 are 7 letter words, 87 are 6 letter words, 56 are 5 letter words, 35 are 4 letter words, 16 are 3 letter words, and 1 is a 2 letter word.

How many two letter words start with the letter Z?

There are 1 two letter words that start with the letter Z. They are and za.