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Is buy a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word buy is a Scrabble US word. The word buy is worth 8 points in Scrabble:


Is buy a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word buy is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:


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You can make 3 words from 'buy' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'buy'

BUY 8 

2 letters words from 'buy'

BY 7YU 5

All 3 letters words made out of buy

buy uby byu ybu uyb yub

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Definitions and meaning of buy



From Middle English bien, biggen, buggen, from Old English bycġan (to buy, pay for, acquire, redeem, ransom, procure, get done, sell), from Proto-West Germanic *buggjan, from Proto-Germanic *bugjaną (to buy), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰūgʰ- (to bend), or from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeugʰ- (to take away, deliver).

Cognate with Scots by (to buy, purchase), obsolete Dutch beugen (to buy), Old Saxon buggian, buggean (to buy), Old Norse byggja (to procure a wife, lend at interest, let out), Gothic 𐌱𐌿𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (bugjan, to buy). The spelling with “u” is from the Southwest, while the pronunciation with /aɪ/ is from the East Midlands.


  • enPR: , IPA(key): /baɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: bi, bye, by


buy (third-person singular simple present buys, present participle buying, simple past bought, past participle bought or (rare, dialectal) boughten)

  1. (transitive) To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
    • 1793, Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography
      Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries.
  2. (transitive) To obtain, especially by some sacrifice.
  3. (transitive) To bribe.
  4. (transitive) To be equivalent to in value.
  5. (transitive, informal) to accept as true; to believe
  6. (intransitive) To make a purchase or purchases, to treat (for a drink, meal or gift)
  7. (poker slang, transitive) To make a bluff, usually a large one.

Alternative forms

  • buie (archaic)


  • (obtain in exchange for money): cheap (obsolete), purchase
  • (accept as true): accept, believe, swallow (informal), take on
  • ((intransitive) make a purchase): make a buy


  • (obtain in exchange for money): cheap (obsolete), sell, vend
  • (accept as true): disbelieve, reject, pitch

Derived terms

Related terms

  • aby



buy (plural buys)

  1. Something which is bought; a purchase.


  • sale

Derived terms

  • buydown
  • buyout
  • impulse buy



  • buy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • buy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


  • BYU




  1. length




  1. A baobab fruit.

  • to purchase.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)