Poi in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is poi a Scrabble word?

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

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Is poi a Scrabble UK word?

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

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Is poi a Words With Friends word?

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

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Valid words made from Poi

You can make 6 words from 'poi' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'poi'

POI 5 

2 letters words from 'poi'

IO 2OI 2
OP 4PI 4
PO 4 

All 3 letters words made out of poi

poi opi pio ipo oip iop

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

Definitions and meaning of poi

poi

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /pɔɪ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Hawaiian poi.

Noun

poi (uncountable)

  1. (Hawaii) The traditional staple food of Hawaii, made by baking and pounding the kalo (or taro) root, and reducing it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment. [from 18th c.]
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 104:
      It was a far cry from the traditional Hawaiian feast, which always included the beloved poi, a purplish paste made from pounded taro root […].
  2. A creamy Samoan dessert of ripe bananas mashed with coconut cream.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Maori poi.

Noun

poi (plural poi or pois)

  1. (New Zealand) A small ball made of leaves and fibres, attached to a string; also, a traditional dance performed by Maori women involving the rhythmic swinging of such a ball. [from 19th c.]

Anagrams

  • IOP, IPO, OPI, PIO, Pio

Hawaiian

Noun

poi

  1. Traditional staple food of Hawaiʻi. A porridge-like substance made from cooked and ground taro corm mixed with water.

Italian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *pos, from Classical Latin post.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔi

Adverb

poi

  1. then
  2. later

Derived terms

  • poiché

Related terms

  • dopo

Noun

il poi m (invariable)

  1. the future

References

Anagrams

  • pio, Pio

Japanese

Romanization

poi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぽい
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ポイ

Old French

Etymology

From Latin paucus.

Adjective

poi m or f (invariable)

  1. few; little

Adverb

poi

  1. little; not much

Pronoun

poi

  1. few; not many (people, objects etc.)

Descendants

  • French: peu

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔ.i/

Verb

poi

  1. third-person singular present of poić

Samoan

Noun

poi

  1. Samoan poi

Sukurum

Noun

poi

  1. water

References

  • Susanne Holzknecht, The Markham languages of Papua New Guinea (1989), page 71

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a Hawaiian food.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)