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Is loaf a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word loaf is a Scrabble US word. The word loaf is worth 7 points in Scrabble:


Is loaf a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word loaf is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:


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You can make 9 words from 'loaf' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'loaf'


3 letters words from 'loaf'


2 letters words from 'loaf'

AL 2FA 5
LA 2LO 2
OF 5 

All 4 letters words made out of loaf

loaf olaf laof alof oalf aolf lofa olfa lfoa floa ofla fola lafo alfo lfao flao aflo falo oafl aofl ofal foal afol faol

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Definitions and meaning of loaf



  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ləʊf/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /loʊf/
  • Rhymes: -əʊf

Etymology 1

From Middle English lof, laf, from Old English hlāf (loaf, cake, bread, food, sacramental bread), from Proto-Germanic *hlaibaz (bread, loaf), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Old English hlifian (to stand out prominently, tower up). Cognate with Scots laif (loaf), German Laib (loaf), Swedish lev (loaf), Russian хлеб (xleb, bread, loaf).


loaf (plural loaves)

  1. (also loaf of bread) A block of bread after baking.
  2. Any solid block of food, such as meat or sugar.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) Shortened from "loaf of bread", the brain or the head (mainly in the phrase use one's loaf).
  4. A solid block of soap, from which standard bars are cut.
  • (head, all slang): bonce, noddle, nut
Derived terms
  • (soap) Miller, J.L. "Customers believe in downstate Soap Fairy", The News Journal, B10, January 10, 2006.

Etymology 2

Probably a back-formation from loafer.


loaf (third-person singular simple present loafs, present participle loafing, simple past and past participle loafed)

  1. (intransitive) To do nothing, to be idle.
    loaf about, loaf around.
    • 2015, Elizabeth Royte, Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them., National Geographic (December 2015)[1]
      They don’t (often) kill other animals, they probably form monogamous pairs, and we know they share parental care of chicks, and loaf and bathe in large, congenial groups.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) To headbutt, (from loaf of bread)
  • idle, laze, lounge


  • AFOL, Olaf, foal

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to pass time idly.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)