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Is oft a Scrabble word?

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

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3 letters words from 'oft'

OFT 6 

2 letters words from 'oft'

OF 5TO 2

All 3 letters words made out of oft

oft fot otf tof fto tfo

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Definitions and meaning of oft

oft

Etymology

From Middle English oft (also ofte, often > Modern English often), from Old English oft (often), from Proto-Germanic *uftō (often). Cognate with German oft (oft, often). More at often.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɔft/, enPR: ôft
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ɑft/, enPR: ŏft
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɒft/, enPR: ŏft
  • Rhymes: -ɒft

Adverb

oft (comparative ofter, superlative oftest)

  1. (chiefly poetic, dialectal, and in combination) often; frequently; not rarely
    An oft-told tale
    • 1623, William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, Act II, Scene 1, 1765, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens (editors), The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 4, 1778, page 45,
      What I can do, can do no hurt to try: / Since you ſet up your reſt 'gainſt remedy: / He that of greateſt works is finiſher, / Oft does them by the weakeſt miniſter; / So holy writ in babes hath judgment ſhown, / When judges have been babes.
    • 1819, George Gordon Byron, John Galt (biography), The Pophecy of Dante, Canto the Fourth, 1857, The Complete Works of Lord Byron, Volume 1, page 403,
      And how is it that they, the sons of fame, / Whose inspiration seems to them to shine / From high, they whom the nations oftest name, / Must pass their days in penury or pain, / Or step to grandeur through the paths of shame, / And wear a deeper brand and gaudier chain?
    • 1902, James H. Mulligan, In Kentucky, quoted in 2005, Wade Hall (editor), The Kentucky Anthology, page 203,
      The moonlight falls the softest / In Kentucky; / The summer days come oftest / In Kentucky;

Usage notes

  • In widespread contemporary use in combination.

Derived terms

  • oft-repeated

Related terms

  • many a time and oft
  • often

Translations

Anagrams

  • FOT, TOF

German

Etymology

From Middle High German ofte, oft, uft, from Old High German ofta, ofto, oftu, from Proto-Germanic *ufta, *uftō (often). Cognate with English often and oft.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔft/

Adverb

oft (comparative öfter, superlative am öftesten)

  1. often

Usage notes

  • The comparative is occasionally replaced with häufiger. The superlative, although correct and existent, is not in widespread usage everywhere and is generally replaced with häufigsten.

Synonyms

  • dauernd, des Öfteren, fortgesetzt, gehäuft, häufig, immer wieder, laufend, mehrfach, mehrmalig, mehrmals, öfter, öfters, oftmalig, oftmals, regelmäßig, ständig, vielfach, vielmals, wiederholt, x-mal, zigmal
  • (colloquial, figuratively): dutzendfach, dutzendmal, hundertmal, tausendmal, millionenmal

Further reading

  • oft in Duden online

Hunsrik

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oft/

Adverb

oft

  1. often

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse oft (often) and opt (oft, often)

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔft

Adverb

oft (comparative oftar, superlative oftast)

  1. often

Derived terms

  • oftar en ekki (more often than not)

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ufta

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oft/

Adverb

oft

  1. often

Descendants

  • English: oft, often

Old Norse

Alternative forms

  • opt

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ufta.

Adverb

oft

  1. often

Descendants


Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ufta

Adverb

oft

  1. often

Descendants


Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German oft, English often, Swedish ofta.

Adverb

oft

  1. often, frequently

Synonyms

  • efders
  • oftmols

Source: wiktionary.org