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Is nay a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word nay is a Scrabble US word. The word nay is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

N1A1Y4

Is nay a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word nay is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

N1A1Y4

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Yes. The word nay is a Words With Friends word. The word nay is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 7 words from 'nay' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'nay'

ANY 6NAY 6

2 letters words from 'nay'

AN 2AY 5
NA 2NY 5
YA 5 

All 3 letters words made out of nay

nay any nya yna ayn yan

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Definitions and meaning of nay

nay

Etymology

From Middle English nai, nei, from Old Norse nei (no), contraction of ne (not) + ei (ever), itself from Proto-Germanic *nai (never), *nē (not). More at no.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /neɪ/
  • Homophones: nee, neigh
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Adverb

nay (not comparable)

  1. (now chiefly archaic or regional) No. [from 12th c.]
  2. (now chiefly archaic or regional) Introducing a statement, without direct negation. [from 14th c.]
    • 1876, Henry James, Roderick Hudson:
      Nay, what are you smiling at so damnably?
  3. (now archaic or humorous) Or rather, or should I say; moreover (introducing a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one). [from 16th c.]

Translations

Usage notes

In Early Modern English, nay was used to respond to a positive question, while no was used to respond to a negative question. Over time, this distinction disappeared.

Interjection

nay

  1. (archaic) No.

Derived terms

  • nay-say
  • naysayer

Noun

nay (plural nays)

  1. A vote against.
  2. A person who voted against.
  3. (archaic) A denial; a refusal. [1]

Antonyms

  • (A vote against): yea

Verb

nay (third-person singular simple present nays, present participle naying, simple past and past participle nayed)

  1. (obsolete) To refuse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holinshed to this entry?)

Adjective

nay (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Nary. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Anagrams

  • AYN, Ayn, NYA, Yan, any, any%, ayn, yan

Tagalog

Noun

nay

  1. abbreviation of nanay, the informal form of ina

Vietnamese

Etymology

Cognate with này.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [naj˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [naj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [na(ː)j˧˧]

Adjective

nay • (𠉞, 𫢩, 𬁉)

  1. now, nowadays

Derived terms

Related terms

  • này (this)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a negative vote.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)