Joey in Scrabble Dictionary

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Yes. The word joey is a Scrabble US word. The word joey is worth 14 points in Scrabble:


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Yes. The word joey is a Scrabble UK word and has 14 points:


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Valid words made from Joey

You can make 10 words from 'joey' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'joey'

JOEY 14 

3 letters words from 'joey'

JOE 10JOY 13
OYE 6 

2 letters words from 'joey'

JO 9OE 2
OY 5YE 5
YO 5 

All 4 letters words made out of joey

joey ojey jeoy ejoy oejy eojy joye ojye jyoe yjoe oyje yoje jeyo ejyo jyeo yjeo eyjo yejo oeyj eoyj oyej yoej eyoj yeoj

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

Definitions and meaning of joey



  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒoʊ.i/
  • enPR: jōˈ.ē
  • Rhymes: -əʊi

Etymology 1

Unknown. Older and more general sources state that joey comes from an Australian aboriginal language, but newer sources that focus on Australian English and aboriginal languages say the origin is unknown. The Australian National Dictionary includes a sense of “young possum” with citations predating the earliest “young kangaroo” citations.


joey (plural joeys)

  1. The immature young of a marsupial, notably a junior kangaroo, but also a young wallaby, koala, etc.
  2. The shorter word whose letters can be found within a kangaroo word.
    • 1998, Richard Lederer, Dave Morice, The Word Circus (page 129)
      Among the kangaroo words that yield the most joviality and joy are those that conceal multiple joeys.
    • 2005, Anu Garg, Another Word a Day (page 132)
      Sometimes a kangaroo word has more than one joey.
  3. (Britain, prison slang) A parcel smuggled in to an inmate.



  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “joey”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

Etymology 2

From Joseph Grimaldi.


joey (plural joeys)

  1. (theater, circus) A kind of clown.

Etymology 3


joey (plural joeys)

  1. (Britain, military, slang) A member of the Royal Marines.
    Synonym: jolly

Etymology 4

From Joey Deacon, who was the focus of Blue Peter's 1981 charity campaign. The programme was aimed at children, who then picked the term up and used it as an insult.


joey (plural joeys)

  1. (slang, derogatory, offensive in Britain) A person with cerebral palsy.
  2. (slang, derogatory, offensive in Britain) A stupid person.

See also

  • spaz
  • deacon
  • deak


  • Joye

  • a young kangaroo.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)