Word Finder

2 Letter Words

Two-letter words. Settle down, breathe in and relax. We need your QI settled for this amazing new world of two lettered words! Words containing two letters can be so exciting and can get you raving around like a mighty ox! Make sure you check out our guide to Words with two letters; Two letter words, to get the upper hand on your Scrabble and Words with Friends opponents! Check out these useful lists too: Five letter words and four-letter words!

2 Letter Words
qi11
za11
zo11
ax9
ex9
ja9
je9
jo9
ky9
ox9
xi9
xu9
fy8
by7
ch7
hm7
my7
ka6
ki6
ko6
mm6
ok6
ah5
aw5
ay5
ef5
eh5
ew5
fa5
fe5
fi5
fu5
ha5
he5
hi5
ho5
if5
ny5
of5
oh5
ow5
oy5
sh5
uh5
vu5
we5
wo5
ya5
ye5
yi5
yo5
yu5
ab4
am4
ba4
be4
bi4
bo4
bu4
em4
ma4
me4
mi4
mo4
mu4
ob4
om4
op4
pa4
pe4
pi4
po4
um4
up4
ad3
ag3
da3
de3
di3
do3
ed3
gi3
go3
gu3
id3
od3
ug3
aa2
ae2
ai2
al2
an2
ar2
as2
at2
ea2
ee2
el2
en2
eo2
er2
es2
et2
in2
io2
is2
it2
la2
li2
lo2
na2
ne2
no2
nu2
oe2
oi2
on2
oo2
or2
os2
ou2
re2
si2
so2
st2
ta2
te2
ti2
to2
un2
ur2
us2
ut2

When it comes to crossword games like Scrabble and Words With Friends, two letter words are among the most powerful in the game. EX, AX, OX, XI, and XU can score as many as 54 points just by placing the X. That's almost as much as your average bingo for just putting down one tile.

Most Common Two-Letter Words

Unfortunately, you won't always have the X in your rack. The most common two-letter words are TO, IN, and OF.

OF

It can score 26 or 28 points on triple square, so you might call it the "half X."

TO and IN

They are both good words to use to get duplicated tiles out of your rack to maintain better rack balance.

More Two-Letter Word Strategy

Two letter words can also turn a four-point word of all one-point letters into a 20-point play or more when you can hook three or four tiles at once. Even if you have the misfortune of having a fistful of consonants that include the Q, the Z, or both, you can still play these tiles by making either QI or ZA. There are no other two-letter words with Q or Z unless you rely on CSW, which includes words that are not in the OPSD6, such as ZE and ZO. Even with the extended word list of the CSW, there are no more 2 letter words with Q, so QI is it!


If you have two Vs in your rack, you're still stuck because there are no two letter words with V accepted in Scrabble. If you have all vowels, however, you can make AA, AI, OE, and if you count Y, AY. All of these can get excess vowels out of your rack and let you restore some rack balance. With the tactical use of triple and double squares, you could even score about 15 points, which is much better than swapping tiles for zero. Using your knowledge of 2 letter words with Q could even yield 66 points if you're extremely lucky!


In fact, your skill with 2 letter words is more important than having a large vocabulary. Many esoteric words require scarce letters, often multiples of such. You won't be able to make BACCHIC if any of the three Cs are played already unless you have at least one blank tile.
Only one of the 2 letter words uses no vowels: SH. If you use CWS as well as the OSPD6, then you can make words like CH, KY, NY, ST, and FY. That leaves 121 other words that use a vowel, and we all know that vowel tiles are the most common, with nine As, 12 Es, nine Is, eight Os, and four Us.


Speaking of Us, knowing how to get rid of them is another great skill to have in these word games. When it comes to two letter words with Q, you have QI, but you also have QAT, QOPH, QINTAR, QINDAR, QAID, and 10 others to use if you get stuck with a Q and have already ditched your U or Us. Just remember, however, that the Official Tournament and Club Word List, or OTCWL, is no longer applicable for games like Scrabble and Words With Friends. It was superseded two years ago by the NASPA Word List.


Knowing that there are no two-letter words with V is a good first step. So is knowing 2 letter words with Q boil down simply to QI. If you want to be a great word game player, know and memorize the list of two-letter words. They can be the difference between a win and a loss, particularly if your opponent doesn't know that there are no 2 letter words with V. If your opponent plays such a word, you can challenge and either resurrect a losing game or put a game where you are slightly ahead away with a well-placed bingo or single letter X.

2-Letter Words FAQ

  • How many 2 letter words with V are there?

    Zero in Scrabble. VU is the only 2-letter word accepted when playing Words with Friends.

  • How many two-letter words are there?

    In the Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary, Volume 6, or OSPD6, there are 107. The Collins Scrabble Words add an additional 20.

  • What is the most common two-letter word?

    As stated, TO, OF, and IN are all equally common, followed closely by IT, AT, and AN.