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Is flay a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word flay is a Scrabble US word. The word flay is worth 10 points in Scrabble:

F4L1A1Y4

Is flay a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word flay is a Scrabble UK word and has 10 points:

F4L1A1Y4

Is flay a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word flay is a Words With Friends word. The word flay is worth 10 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

F4L2A1Y3

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Valid words made from Flay

You can make 11 words from 'flay' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'flay'

FLAY 10 

3 letters words from 'flay'

ALF 6FAY 9
FLY 9LAY 6

2 letters words from 'flay'

AL 2AY 5
FA 5FY 8
LA 2YA 5

All 4 letters words made out of flay

flay lfay faly afly lafy alfy flya lfya fyla yfla lyfa ylfa fayl afyl fyal yfal ayfl yafl layf alyf lyaf ylaf aylf yalf

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

Definitions and meaning of flay

flay

Pronunciation

  • enPR: flā, IPA(key): /fleɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English flayen, flaien, fleien, from Old English *flīeġan ("to cause to fly, put to flight, frighten"; found only in compounds: āflīeġan), from Proto-Germanic *flaugijaną (to let fly, cause to fly), causative of Proto-Germanic *fleuganą (to fly).

Alternative forms

  • fla (Yorkshire)
  • fley, flee, fly, fleg, flae, flea (Scotland)

Verb

flay (third-person singular simple present flays, present participle flaying, simple past and past participle flayed)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cause to fly; put to flight; drive off (by frightening).
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To frighten; scare; terrify.
  3. (intransitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To be fear-stricken.
Derived terms
  • flaying

Noun

flay (plural flays)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A fright; a scare.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Fear; a source of fear; a formidable matter; a fearsome or repellent-looking individual.
Derived terms
  • flaysome

Etymology 2

From Middle English flen, from Old English flēan, from Proto-West Germanic *flahan, from Proto-Germanic *flahaną.

Verb

flay (third-person singular simple present flays, present participle flaying, simple past flayed, past participle flayed or (obsolete) flain)

  1. To strip skin off; to skin.
  2. To lash or whip.
Synonyms
  • (remove the skin of): fleece, flense, skin
Derived terms
  • beflay
  • unflayed
Translations

Anagrams

  • Alfy

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to strip off skin or hide.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)