Update the dictionary more often and include valid Scrabble and Words with Friends words
We do try to keep the dictionary in line with the Collins and Webster’s scrabble dictionaries.
Quey and Queys are currently valid words on our list. This usually occurs when other words are being formed at the same time that are not valid or there could be a stray tile on the board.
Full word list details:
We added the definitions as a bonus feature to provide many definitions for the curious. However there are very few sources we can access easily and legally from the app. Currently our definition source is Wordnik.com but its not connected to the validation list.
For word validation we try to closely match the Merriam-Webster’s Scrabble dictionary (link to it is below).
This is the link for Scrabble’s official list (They have access to an official Merriam-Websters Scrabble dictionary for definitions):
The link above does not always let you search all forms of words and they also need to be checked here:
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 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for playing and spreading the word!
on the Scrabble cheat website there's a boatload of words that they have and you don't accept
We do update the word list regularly. See the status note on this item. If you find words you think should be added send those in to email@example.com. If they are in the Websters or Collins scrabble dictionaries we will add them.
Include non-US English words - I keep trying perfectly good British English words which Chumbot won't recognise, but it uses nonsense words like 'wiglets'!!!
It let me play the word jane, but when I looked up the meaning it described jean.
Add the word quey. There are too many "real"words Chumbot doesn't recognize. You need to hire some people to get the Chumbot dictionary up to speed.