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Is chai a Scrabble word?

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

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Is chai a Scrabble UK word?

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

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Valid words made from Chai

You can make 13 words from 'chai' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'chai'

CHAI 9CHIA 9

3 letters words from 'chai'

ACH 8AHI 6
CHA 8CHI 8
HIC 8ICH 8

2 letters words from 'chai'

AH 5AI 2
CH 7HA 5
HI 5 

All 4 letters words made out of chai

chai hcai cahi achi haci ahci chia hcia ciha icha hica ihca caih acih ciah icah aich iach haic ahic hiac ihac aihc iahc

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

Definitions and meaning of chai

chai

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • chie (obsolete)

Noun

chai (plural chais)

  1. A female gypsy.
Coordinate terms
  • chal

Etymology 2

From Hindi-Urdu चाय (cāy) / چای(cāy), from Persian چای‎ (and Turkish çay, and cognates) from Sinitic (chá). Doublet of tea; see that page for extended history.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: chī, IPA(key): /tʃaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Noun

chai (usually uncountable, plural chais)

  1. short for masala chai, a beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices, based loosely on Indian recipes.
Synonyms
  • chai latte, chai tea, masala chai
Related terms
  • cha
  • chai latte
  • masala chai
Translations
Further reading
  • chai on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
References

Anagrams

  • AHCI, Achi, Chia, chia

Caló

Etymology

Inherited from Romani ćhaj.

Noun

chai f (plural chais)

  1. girl
  2. (antiphrastic) harlot, prostitute

References

  • “chai” in J. Tineo Rebolledo, A Chipicalli (La Llengua Gitana), Granada: Gómez de la Cruz, 1900, →OCLC, page 32.
  • “chai” in Francisco Quindalé, Diccionario gitano, Madrid: Oficina Tipográfica del Hospicio.
  • “chai” in Vocabulario : Caló - Español, Portal del Flamenco y Universidad.

French

Etymology 1

From English chai.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃaj/

Noun

chai m (plural chais)

  1. masala chai (a tea drink)

Etymology 2

From Occitan [Term?].

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃɛ/

Homophone: Chaix

Noun

chai m (plural chais)

  1. wine cellar
    Synonym: cave à vin

Jamaican Creole

Verb

chai

  1. (Maroon Spirit Language) Carry.

Mandarin

Romanization

chai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chài.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Min Nan


Navajo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tʃʰɑj]

Noun

-chai (inalienable, e.g., shichai "my grandfather/grandson", bichai "her/his/their grandfather/grandson")

  1. maternal grandfather, mother's father, grandson (from daughter), daughter's son

Norman

Alternative forms

  • chaer (Guernsey)

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

chai f (uncountable)

  1. (France, Jersey) flesh

Swahili

Etymology 1

Likely from Persian چای(čāy), but reinforced Hindi चाय (cāy).

Noun

chai (n class, plural chai)

  1. tea
  2. (Tanzania) breakfast
    Synonyms: kiamsha kinywa, kifungua kinywa

Derived terms

  • chai ya rangi
  • mchai

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

chai (n class, plural chai)

  1. a bribe (something given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty)

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [t͡ɕaːj˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [t͡ɕaːj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [caːj˧˧]
  • Homophone: trai

Noun

(classifier cái) chai • (𥑂)

  1. a bottle
  2. (slang) one million dongs
    Synonym: củ

Adjective

chai

  1. (of skin) callous

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Romany) feminine of chal, a fellow, a person.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)