Is ne a Scrabble word?

Yes, ne is a Scrabble word!

...and is worth 2 points in Scrabble, and 3 points in Words with Friends

Ne is a valid Scrabble word.

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

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Is Ne a word? Ne meaning


When you first hear it pronounced (like “knee”), you might think “ne” is the word from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. But those were actually the Knights Who Say “Ni.” It’s a common misconception; they’re actually two totally separate words with totally separate meanings.

We have no idea what “ni” means, but “ne” refers to someone’s original name. It’s French, it’s a little bit fancy, and it’s usually used to designate a married woman’s original surname. However, for a woman, it’s actually spelled “nee.” Well, actually, it’s spelled “né” and “née” because it’s French and they love accented letters over there. It’s also pronounced like “neigh”—yes, like a horse. In France, it means “born,” so when you say “né,” you’re literally saying “born as” such-and-such name.

It’s also an abbreviation for the state of Nebraska, New England, northeast, and no effects. But none of those usages apply in Scrabble.

Examples of “ne” in a sentence:

  • What’s the abbreviation for Nebraska? NE, right?
  • His name was Cr@p Bag (né Mike Hannigan), and her name was Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock (née Phoebe Buffay).
  • Where are we going? My compass says “NE,” but that can't be right.

Definition of ne

The meaning of ne


3 definitions of the word ne.


  1. A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts
  2. The compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
  3. A midwestern state on the Great Plains

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

2 Letter Words

1 Anagram of Ne

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 ne:

Unscramble the letters in ne

There are 16 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'ne'.

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