Scrabble/Two Letter Words

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Having a knowledge of all of the two-letter words will greatly improve your Scrabble gameplay, either when you need to build off an existing tile to form a new word, or at the end of the game when you have two or three tiles left and need to dump them off as quickly as possible. Two-letter words are also very useful when playing a new word parallel (alongside, above, or beneath) to an existing word.

Tournament Word List (TWL) 2-letter words[edit]

There are 107 acceptable 2-letter words listed in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 6th Edition (OSPD6), and the Official Tournament and Club Word List (OTCWL, or simply, TWL):

  • AA, AB, AD, AE, AG, AH, AI, AL, AM, AN, AR, AS, AT, AW, AX, AY
  • BA, BE, BI, BO, BY
  • DA, DE, DO
  • ED, EF, EH, EL, EM, EN, ER, ES, ET, EW, EX
  • FA, FE
  • GI, GO
  • HA, HE, HI, HM, HO
  • ID, IF, IN, IS, IT
  • JO
  • KA, KI
  • LA, LI, LO
  • MA, ME, MI, MM, MO, MU, MY
  • NA, NE, NO, NU
  • OD, OE, OF, OH, OI, OK, OM, ON, OP, OR, OS, OW, OX, OY
  • PA, PE, PI, PO
  • QI
  • RE
  • SH, SI, SO
  • TA, TE, TI, TO
  • UH, UM, UN, UP, US, UT
  • WE, WO
  • XI, XU
  • YA, YE, YO
  • ZA

Collins Scrabble Word (CSW) 2-letter words[edit]

Collins Scrabble Words (CSW) two letter words

As of 2019, all 107 TWL-acceptable 2-letter words are in Collins Scrabble Words (CSW).

There are 20 2-letter words that are acceptable in only CSW, making a total of 127 CSW-acceptable 2-letter words:

  • CH
  • DI
  • EA, EE
  • FY
  • GU
  • IO
  • JA
  • KO, KY
  • NY
  • OB, OO, OU
  • ST
  • UG, UR
  • YU
  • ZE, ZO

Note: PH was removed from CSW in 2017.