Is “oz” a Scrabble Word?

The ounce abbreviation ‘Oz’ is not a valid Scrabble word. It is also not a legitimate word in SOWPODS and Words with Friends.

Ozone is the shortest word beginning with “oz” with only five letters.

However, a number of two-letter words beginning with “O” or “Z” are playable Scrabble terms. In fact, reversing the letters “O” and “Z” to form “Zo” would be acceptable. This word refers to a Tibetan yak and can alternatively be written as “Dzo,” “Zho,” “Dzho,” and “Dso.”

Knowing such two-letter words in Scrabble can make scoring high scores with few letters relatively simple.


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