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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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Valid words made from Nay

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

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

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, Neagh
  • 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.
    Antonyms: aye, yea
  2. A person who voted against.
  3. (archaic) A denial; a refusal. [1]

Verb

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

  1. (obsolete) To refuse.

Adjective

nay (not comparable)

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

Anagrams

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

Ainu

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /naj/

Noun

nay

  1. swamp.
  2. small river.

Trivia

The ainu word -nay is frequently seen in names of places in Hokkaido and Northeast Japan, such as Wakkanai, Shizunai, etc.


Tagalog

Noun

nay

  1. abbreviation of nanay, the informal form of ina

Tocharian B

Noun

nay

  1. politics, political affairs, governance

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. (of a day or time of day) that is today, or happening today

Noun

nay

  1. (usually literally) now, the present, as opposed to xưa (long ago; the past) and mai (later in the future)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • này (this)

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