A valid word but no definition???
What crap is that if no definition then it shouldn't be in the game, just cannot say its a valid word with no definition, that ridiculous!!!!
We try to closely match the Merriam-Webster’s Scrabble dictionary (link to it is below).
The short answer is if you see a valid word played that is not found in the Websters Official Scrabble dictionary we will remove the word and we will give you 3,000 coins for finding it. You just need to verify it is not in the Scrabble list before sending it in.
This is the link for Scrabble’s official list (They have access to an official Merriam-Websters Scrabble dictionary for definitions):
We started with a standard word list for validation called ENABLE2k that is often used for word games and word game tournaments. People and Chumbots use the exact same list..except some of the easier Chumbots can’t use parts of the list. It’s used by quite a few games and you can search google on it if interested. However it only has words and not definitions. We look definitions up via a service called Wordnik.com which does not have definitions for all the words on the Enable2k list. In an upcoming update we are going to research many of the most unusual words and create a list of their definitions we can use in game. Scrabble’s list is copyrighted so we cannot copy it directly. The link for their list is above in case you are curious.
If you would like to suggest words to add or delete just send us a support request.
Thanks for playing and spreading the word!
“Dont “ is not a valid Scrabble word yet my cousin said WWF let him play it! I challenged him and he said he cannot undo the word that WWF approved. Why can’t I challenge him? I can’t find a definition of “dont “ even under WWF. If I don’t play, he will win the game. Barb
Melissa Okner commented
To the person complaining that “winned” is incorrectly given as a past tense of “win”;
to dry (hay, wood, etc.) by exposure to air and sun.
ORIGIN OF WIN2
First recorded in 1550–60; perhaps variant of winnow
I consider myself an English scholar and when me and my friend play Scrabble we constantly disagree on words that are valid but do not have any meaning this is causing much stress in our relationship
the best answer is delete and block the one that used the fake word
Sometimes I have huge scores against me with this ridiculous system. Let’s have that dictionary and make it fair at least Pisses me right off!!
I is hard to play a valid game with an oponent who uses “valid” word that have no meaning, can’t be used in a sentence because no one knows if it is a noun or verb and cannot be defined. If it isn’t in Webster’s unabridged dictionary it shouldn’t be allowed.
This game is very frustrating! A word must have a meaning to be a word. Also how can abbreviations or initials for something be a word because they should be capitalized . if this is so then why not states or sir names.
The link above does not work. Here's the new link: https://scrabble.hasbro.com/en-us/tools#dictionary
Even Hasbro says that only the base words have definitions attached. You end up having to look up the rest. You should have a way in the app to mark words that need definitions. It will make your job easier.
caecally: having to do with the caecum portion of the small bowel
liroth, plural of lira
ONEIRIC: relating to dreams. That one was a simple Google search. Fagoted should be allowed. Just because "someone" thinks a term is inappropriate doesn't mean it is. I've been blocked on terms many times even though I mean the innocent version.
If a word is not defined it should not be allowed. Period!
It’s 2018 now and I’m in total agreement with the majority here. No definition? No word. The latest one to appear in my current “practice” game was “winned”. Give me a break. I can hear an illiterate saying “he done winned the race” but that doesn’t make winned an acceptable word. And I did a search in Merrimack and Webster and they had it and said “past tense of win” which I find appalling. Our dictionaries should not include incorrect words just because some people might say them. Just another example of the general dumbing down of our country.
I noticed some folks complain about a word or two which were used and the game said "valid but no definition". A word here and there I could live with. But I have a current running list of these words, nearly a hundred, I've been compiling for maybe 2 wks only. Sometimes an opponent plays one, but mostly the game plays them against me in the practice games, as many as 4 to 6 times per game. Really? To me, it's unfair because I can't add s, ed, er, est, ing... well you get my meaning? If the game cant find a real word to play, pass, or resign.That's what we have to do, right?
Lawrence Simmons commented
My problem isn't that I don't believe certain words are valid words. My problem is that if a word is considered valid and allowed to be played, I don't feel that I should have to leave the game and Google it. The definition should also be right there in the game so we can see it. This isn't Scrabble.
Why is a kNOWN COMMON word not allowed!!?? Quadricep?? WTH!! Just lost a 105 point play
This is bullshit - a word you know! If u allow a word then absolutely provide a legitimate definition!
George Harrison commented
Contrary to what many people have claimed, when WWF dictionary states that “currently there is no definition” for a valid word, it only means that the WWF software does not have the meaning included in its database. I was able every time to look up the meaning of such a word on the Merriam Webster dictionary. All words valid in WWF do have a meaning and definition - Just google it first, before having such a holier than thou attitude.
I agree with all
Is this a word..it had no definitions ONEIRIC