Yes, bo is a Scrabble word!
...and is worth 4 points in Scrabble, and 5 points in Words with Friends
Bo is a valid Scrabble word.
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Bo is pronounced exactly like it looks, or the same as the word "bow." You'll find it most commonly used in the area of martial arts, since a bo is a staff used in karate and other types of martial arts. The word actually means stick in both Japanese and Chinese, and that's exactly what it is, a long stick that can be used as a weapon.
Martial artists train hard with their bo and use it as an extension of their body as they spin and kick. The staff flies around them, whacking their opponent in strategic places while their free arm and legs are also used in the attack.
Another, less common definition for the word "bo" is friend or pal. It's thought to be a variation of the word "buddy," though some people feel it's more likely to be a shorter version of "bro". Whichever way you look at it, bo can be used to refer to someone close to you, particularly in the southern United States. Usually, you use it with a male friend, rather than a female one, and it's commonly used between guy friends.
Words that can be created with an extra letter added to bo:
There are 22 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'bo'.