Oom in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is oom a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word oom is a Scrabble US word. The word oom is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is oom a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word oom is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

O1O1M3

Is oom a Words With Friends word?

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You can make 5 words from 'oom' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'oom'

MOO 5OOM 5

2 letters words from 'oom'

MO 4OM 4
OO 2 

All 3 letters words made out of oom

oom oom omo moo omo moo

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

Definitions and meaning of oom

oom

Etymology

Borrowed from Afrikaans oom. Doublet of eam.

Pronunciation

  • (General South African) IPA(key): /ʊəm/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʊm/

Noun

oom (plural ooms)

  1. (South Africa) An older man, especially an uncle. (Frequently as a respectful form of address.) [from 19th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 73:
      He raised his glass. ‘Here's to you, Oom Ben,’ he said. ‘Give them hell.’

Anagrams

  • MOO, Moo, moo, omo-

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch oom, from Middle Dutch oom, from Old Dutch *ōm, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz (maternal uncle).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oəm/

Noun

oom (plural ooms, diminutive oompie)

  1. uncle

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch oom, from Old Dutch *ōm, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz (maternal uncle).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oːm/
  • Hyphenation: oom
  • Rhymes: -oːm

Noun

oom m (plural ooms, diminutive oompje n)

  1. uncle
    Synonym: nonkel

Alternative forms

  • noom
  • ome

Derived terms

  • heeroom
  • oomschap
  • oomzegger
  • oudoom
  • peetoom
  • suikeroom

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: oom
  • Indonesian: om
  • West Frisian: omme, omke
  • Sranan Tongo: omu

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *ōm, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz (maternal uncle).

Noun

ôom m

  1. uncle, brother of one's parent (originally specifically one's mother)

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: oom
    • Afrikaans: oom
    • Indonesian: om
    • West Frisian: omme, omke
    • Sranan Tongo: omu
  • Limburgish: oeam

Further reading

  • “oom”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “oom”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Wolof

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔːm/

Noun

oom

  1. knee

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (South African) uncle.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)