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Is aye a Scrabble word?

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

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Is aye a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word aye is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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You can make 9 words from 'aye' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'aye'

AYE 6YAE 6
YEA 6 

2 letters words from 'aye'

AE 2AY 5
EA 2YA 5
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of aye

aye yae aey eay yea eya

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word aye. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in aye.

Definitions and meaning of aye

aye

Etymology 1

From Middle English aye, ai, aȝȝ, from Old Norse ei, ey, from Proto-Germanic *aiwa, *aiwō (ever, always) (compare Old English āwo, āwa, ā, ō, Middle Dutch ie, German je), from *aiwaz (age; law) (compare Old English ǣ(w) (law), West Frisian ieu (century), Dutch eeuw (century)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (long time) (compare Irish aois (age, period), Breton oad (age, period), Latin ævum (eternity), Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn)). Doublet of aevum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eɪ/
    • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • (sometimes proscribed) IPA(key): /aɪ/
    • Rhymes: -aɪ
    • Homophones: ay, eye, I

Adverb

aye (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) ever, always
    • 1834, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner":
      The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, / And southward aye we fled.
    • 1863, Translation by Catherine Winkworth:
      Let the Amen sound from His people again; Gladly for aye we adore Him. (Praise to the Lord, the Almighty)
Quotations
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:aye.
References

Etymology 2

Probably from use of aye as expression of agreement or affirmation, or from Middle English a ye (oh yes), or synthesis of both. More at oh, yea.

Alternative forms

  • ay

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aɪ/
    • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: ay, eye, I

Interjection

aye

  1. yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question.
Usage notes
  • It is much used in Scotland, the north and Midlands of England, the northern counties of Ireland, North Wales, as well as in Australia and New Zealand (where it may follow rather than precede a statement). Also notably seen in viva voce voting in legislative bodies, etc., or in nautical contexts.
Synonyms
  • yes
  • yea
Antonyms
  • nay
  • no
Translations
References
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN

Noun

aye (plural ayes)

  1. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
    "To call for the ayes and nays;" "The ayes have it."
Synonyms
  • yes
Translations

Etymology 3

Probably of multiple motivations, the sounds having been chosen for functional reasons.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aɪ̯/, /æɪ̯/

Interjection

aye

  1. (MLE, regional African-American Vernacular) an attention grabber
    Synonyms: hey, oi, I say

Anagrams

  • yae, yea

Indonesian

Etymology

From Betawi aye. Doublet of saya.

Pronoun

aye

  1. (Jakarta, slang) First-person singular pronoun: I, me, my

Synonyms

Other pronouns with the same meaning used in Jakarta:

  • gue, ogut

Other pronouns with the same meaning used elsewhere:

  • aku (informal)
  • ku
  • daku (poetic)
  • saya (formal)
  • gua, gw (Java)
  • hamba

Middle English

Noun

aye (plural ayer or ayren)

  1. Alternative form of ei

Scots

Etymology

From Old Norse ei, ey, cognate with Old English ā. See the etymology for the English word above.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aɪ/

Adverb

aye (not comparable)

  1. always, still

Interjection

aye

  1. yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question

Yoruba

Noun

ayé

  1. world
  2. life

Noun

àyè

  1. chance, opportunity

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an affirmative vote.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)