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Is auf a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word auf is a Scrabble US word. The word auf is worth 6 points in Scrabble:


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3 letters words from 'auf'

AUF 6 

2 letters words from 'auf'

FA 5FU 5

All 3 letters words made out of auf

auf uaf afu fau ufa fua

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Definitions and meaning of auf


Alternative forms

  • oaf, ouph, ouphe, oph


Apparently of North Germanic origin, compare Danish alf, Swedish alf, alv, Old Norse alfr (elf). Doublet of elf and oaf.


  • IPA(key): /ɔːf/


auf (plural aufs)

  1. (obsolete) A changeling or elf child; a child left by fairies.
  2. (obsolete) A deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an oaf.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Drayton to this entry?)


  • AFU, UAF, Ufa


Alternative forms

  • auff (obsolete)
  • uf, uff (obsolete or dialectal)


From Middle High German ūf, from Old High German ūf, from Proto-Germanic *upp. This form with a lengthened vowel is originally Upper German. Central German forms were Middle High German uf and (western) up. Compare Luxembourgish op, Dutch op, English up.


  • IPA(key): /aʊ̯f/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯f



  1. (with dative) on, upon (positioned at the top of)
  2. (with accusative) on, onto, up (moving to the top of)
  3. (with accusative) on (indicating responsibility)
  4. (with dative) in, at; used with certain nouns intead of bei or in
  5. (with accusative) to; used with certain nouns instead of zu or in
  6. (with a language name) in (see usage note below)
  7. (archaic or colloquial, regional, northern and western Germany) on (a day; usually of the week)
  8. (with accusative) for (during the continuance of)

Usage notes

  • Auf is a Wechselpräposition, meaning that it is used with accusative case when the verb shows movement from one place to another, whereas it is used with dative case when the verb shows location. In idiomatic combinations with verbs the correct case is not always predictable and must be memorised.
  • Generally speaking, auf is used when referring to something being on a horizontal surface, as opposed to an, which usually points to a vertical surface.
  • Auf is used with language names not preceded by any determiners or adjectives; otherwise in is used. Thus you say something auf Englisch (in English), but in gutem Englisch (in good English). The phrase auf gutem Englisch may not be entirely ungrammatical, but it is doubtful and at most informally acceptable.


  • (on a day): an

Derived terms

  • (auf + das) aufs (standard)
  • (auf + dem) aufm (colloquial only)



  1. (somewhat informal) open
    Synonym: offen
  2. (colloquial) finished; gone (food)
    Synonym: alle


  • (open): offen, geöffnet


  • (open): zu, geschlossen

Usage notes

  • Compare to the latter example the phrase: Die Milch ist aus, which would mean that all the milk has been sold out, e.g. from a supermarket.



  1. carry on (continue or proceed as before)
  2. have a go

  • (obsolete) an elf's child.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)