Is er a Scrabble word?

Yes, er is a Scrabble word!

...and is worth 2 points in Scrabble, and 2 points in Words with Friends

Er is a valid Scrabble word.

See the definition of er and examples of how er is used here.

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Is Er a word? Er meaning


"Er" means a lot of things. It's an abbreviation for Emergency Room. It's the symbol for erbium, which is a metal you've probably never heard of (it's soft and shiny with a silvery-rose colored sheen). It's also a suffix used on the end of a lot of better words, like "computer" or "dinner." However, none of those meanings really apply in Scrabble. As a word, "er" basically just expresses hesitation or uncertainty. It's a way to correct yourself when you've said something incorrect or rude. And it's a quick way to use some of the most popular Scrabble tiles for a few extra points. If you play the word strategically, you might capitalize on someone else's word placement, too.

If you've read the Harry Potter series, you've probably noticed "er" a lot. JK Rowling (the author) seems to like it.

Examples of "er" in a sentence:

  • "I'm definitely taking your car to the movies - er, if that's okay with you."
  • "Er, do you mind if we take a shortcut? I know a back road that's faster, and it takes us right by the Dairy Queen."
  • "Er'Petunia, dear'you haven't heard from your sister lately, have you?"

Definition of er

The meaning of er


2 definitions of the word er.


  1. A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium
  2. A room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment

What Scrabble words can I make with the letters in er?

2 Letter Words

1 Anagram of Er

Anagrams are words that use the same letters as other words, but in a different order.

Anagrams are sometimes called a Word Unscramble

Words that can be created with an extra letter added to er:

Unscramble the letters in er

There are 20 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'er'.

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