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Is poly a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word poly is a Scrabble US word. The word poly is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

P3O1L1Y4

Is poly a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word poly is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

P3O1L1Y4

Is poly a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word poly is a Words With Friends word. The word poly is worth 10 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

P4O1L2Y3

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Valid words made from Poly

You can make 11 words from 'poly' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'poly'

PLOY 9POLY 9

3 letters words from 'poly'

LOP 5LOY 6
PLY 8POL 5

2 letters words from 'poly'

LO 2OP 4
OY 5PO 4
YO 5 

All 4 letters words made out of poly

poly oply ploy lpoy olpy lopy poyl opyl pyol ypol oypl yopl plyo lpyo pylo yplo lypo ylpo olyp loyp oylp yolp lyop ylop

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

Definitions and meaning of poly

poly

Etymology 1

Shortening of various words.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɒli/
  • Rhymes: -ɒli

Noun

poly (plural polys)

  1. Polytechnic.
  2. Polyethylene (polythene).
  3. Polyurethane
  4. (chiefly computer graphics) Polygon.
    Hyponyms: rect, tri
    • 2009, Andrew Paquette, Computer Graphics for Artists II: Environments and Characters:
      The most common poly budget in use for games at the time of this writing is between 5,000 and 10,000 tris.
  5. (uncountable) Polyester.
    a cotton-poly blend
  6. (chiefly informal) Polyamory.
  7. (chiefly informal) A polyamorous person.

Adjective

poly (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly informal) Polyamorous.
Synonyms
  • polyam (informal)
Coordinate terms
  • mono

Verb

poly (third-person singular simple present polys, present participle polying, simple past and past participle polyed)

  1. (transitive, video games, roguelikes) To polymorph; to transform by magic.
Derived terms
  • polyless
  • polypile

Etymology 2

From Latin polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium.

Alternative forms

  • poley

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊli/
  • Rhymes: -əʊli

Noun

poly

  1. A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium polium) of the family Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean.

Usage notes

  • The name, with various prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.

Derived terms

  • poly-mountain

Further reading

  • poly in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • ploy

French

Adjective

poly (plural polys)

  1. (slang) Clipping of polytechnique.
  2. (slang) Clipping of polyvalent.

Noun

poly m or f (plural polys)

  1. (slang) Clipping of polytechnique. (this is itself a clipping of institut polytechnique or école polytechnique)
  2. (slang) Clipping of polyvalente. (this is itself a clipping of institut polyvalent or école polyvalente)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (short for) a polytechnic.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)