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Some words arnt accepted and then words that arent words are accepted. Fix ur dictionary

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We are not word researchers and try to match the Websters and Collins Scrabble Dictionaries. Both links are below if you want to see what they have.

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 and Collin’s Scrabble dictionaries (links below).

The short answer is if you see a valid word played that is not on the official Scrabble tournament word list 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. There are some modern word exclusions we have added (ex. WIKI) that are not yet on the Scrabble list.

This is the link for Scrabble’s official list (They have access to an official Merriam-Websters Scrabble dictionary for definitions):
http://www.hasbro.com/scrabble-2/en_US/search.cfm

The link above does not always let you search all forms of words and they also need to be checked here:
http://www.collinsdictionary.com/word-games/scrabble-checker/

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!

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  • Jeff Grevstad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another word not playable within Word Chums found in both scrabble dictionaries I've referenced: qabala

  • Jeff Grevstad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    gyoza is a valid word in the scrabble dictionary, but it isn't recognized in word chums. Just checked

  • hip_hoppy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The word "Outwrit " does not appear in dictionary's that l have looked at. Hip hoppy

  • prastar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For instance the word tireder is accepted and would not anywhere else. Love this game, but you have to start using the Webster dictionary or another widely accepted one !!

  • Stayfunny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So why are valid words like Asian; which is in the Collins Scrabble dictionary you quoted; not allowed?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Jiggiest and upboil may be a couple of words to add to your list so could've whipped some serious asses with these words

  • ravellian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like to know the distribution of letters. How many A's, B's, etc. Where can I find that

  • hellopaddy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You need to sort the dictionary out, it's a shambles at the moment.

    There is even an explanation outlining this when you tap to check a definition. How can you possibly provide an app with such an element? It makes an utter mockery of what is otherwise a quite good game. Sort it out or you risk failure.

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