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Is pry a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word pry is a Scrabble US word. The word pry is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

P3R1Y4

Is pry a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word pry is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

P3R1Y4

Is pry a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word pry is a Words With Friends word. The word pry is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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3 letters words from 'pry'

PRY 8 

All 3 letters words made out of pry

pry rpy pyr ypr ryp yrp

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Definitions and meaning of pry

pry

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English pryen, prien (to look closely, peer into, pry, spy), from Old English *prīwan, *prēowian (to look narrowly, to squint at), attested by Old English beprīwan, beprēwan (to wink). Akin to Old English *prēowot (closing of the eyes), attested only in combination, compare prēowthwīl (blink or twinkling of an eye, moment), Old English princ (a wink). More at prink.

Verb

pry (third-person singular simple present pries, present participle prying, simple past and past participle pried)

  1. (intransitive) To look where one is not welcome; to be nosy.
  2. (intransitive) To keep asking about something that does not concern one.
  3. (intransitive) To look closely and curiously at (something closed or not public).
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Noun

pry (plural pries)

  1. The act of prying.
  2. An excessively inquisitive person.

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Etymology 2

1800, back-formation from prize ("lever"), construed as a plural noun or as a 3rd-person singular verb.

Noun

pry (plural pries)

  1. A lever.
  2. Leverage.
Translations

Verb

pry (third-person singular simple present pries, present participle prying, simple past and past participle pried)

  1. To use leverage to open or widen.
    Synonyms: prise (British English), prize
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Anagrams

  • pyr-

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to inquire impertinently into private matters.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)