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Is calf a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word calf is a Scrabble US word. The word calf is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Is calf a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word calf is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

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Valid words made from Calf

You can make 8 words from 'calf' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'calf'

CALF 9 

3 letters words from 'calf'

ALF 6CAF 8
CAL 5LAC 5

2 letters words from 'calf'

AL 2FA 5
LA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of calf

calf aclf claf lcaf alcf lacf cafl acfl cfal fcal afcl facl clfa lcfa cfla fcla lfca flca alfc lafc aflc falc lfac flac

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

Definitions and meaning of calf

calf

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: käf, IPA(key): /kɑːf/
  • (US, Can) enPR: kăf, IPA(key): /kæf/
  • (AUS, General New Zealand, Northern England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland) IPA(key): /kɐːf/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːf, -æf

Etymology 1

From Middle English calf, kælf, kelf, from Old English cælf, ċealf; also cognate with German Kalb (calf), Dutch kalf (calf) and Danish kalv (calf), from Proto-Germanic *kalbaz, further etymology unknown.

Noun

calf (plural calves)

  1. A young cow or bull.
  2. Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-coloured leather used in bookbinding.
  3. A young deer, elephant, seal, whale or giraffe (also used of some other animals).
  4. A chunk of ice broken from a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.
    • 1915 (published), 1848 (first written), Elisha Kent Kane, Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack
      Our swell ceases with this wind, and the floes seem disposed to come together again; but the days of winter have passed by, and the interposing calves prevent the apposition of the edges
  5. A small island, near a larger island.
    the Calf of Man
  6. A cabless railroad engine.
  7. (informal, dated) An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.
    • 1627, Michael Drayton, Nimphidia, the Court of Faery
      some silly, doating, brainless calf
Synonyms
  • bullet (rare); cowlet, cowling; moggy (Midlands, now rare)
Derived terms
Related terms
  • calve
Translations

See also

  • bull
  • cow
  • veal

Etymology 2

From Middle English calf, kalf, from Old Norse kalfi, possibly derived from the same Germanic root as English calf (young cow) (above). Cognate with Icelandic kálfi (calf of the leg).

Noun

calf (plural calves)

  1. (anatomy) The back of the leg below the knee.
  2. The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.
    • 1988, Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", Ironman, 47 (6): 28-34.
      Sure, his calves are a little weak, but the rest of his physique is so overwhelming, he should place high.
Derived terms
  • calfless


Translations

References

Anagrams

  • CLAF, FLAC

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch calf, from Proto-Germanic *kalbaz.

Noun

calf n

  1. calf

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: kalf
  • Limburgish: kalf

Further reading

  • “calf”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “calf”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English cælf, Anglian form of ċealf, from Proto-Germanic *kalbaz.

Alternative forms

  • chalf, chalve, chelve, kelf, kalf, calfe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kalf/, /tʃalf/

Noun

calf (plural calver(e) or calveren or calves)

  1. calf (cow that has not fully matured)
  2. A representation of a calf; something that looks like a calf.
  3. fawn (deer that has not fully matured)
  4. (rare) Veal; the meat of calves.
Descendants
  • English: calf
  • Scots: cauf, cawf, caff, calf
  • Yola: callef
References
  • “calf, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-17.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse kalfi.

Alternative forms

  • calfe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkalf(ə)/

Noun

calf (plural calves)

  1. calf (part of the leg).
Descendants
  • English: calf
  • Scots: cauf
References
  • “calf, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-17.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *kalbaz.

Noun

calf n

  1. calf

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: calf
    • Dutch: kalf
    • Limburgish: kalf

Further reading

  • “kalf”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Scots

Etymology 1

From Middle English calf (young cow).

Noun

calf

  1. Alternative form of cauf (calf (young cow))

Etymology 2

From Middle English caf, caff, kaf, kaff, alternative forms of chaf.

Noun

calf

  1. Alternative form of caff

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a young cow.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)