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Is shut a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word shut is a Scrabble US word. The word shut is worth 7 points in Scrabble:


Is shut a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word shut is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:


Is shut a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word shut is a Words With Friends word. The word shut is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):


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Valid words made from Shut

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

4 letters words from 'shut'


3 letters words from 'shut'


2 letters words from 'shut'

SH 5ST 2
UH 5US 2
UT 2 

All 4 letters words made out of shut

shut hsut suht usht hust uhst shtu hstu sthu tshu htsu thsu suth usth stuh tsuh utsh tush huts uhts htus thus uths tuhs

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

Definitions and meaning of shut



  • IPA(key): /ʃʌt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Etymology 1

From Middle English shutten, shetten, from Old English scyttan (to cause rapid movement, shoot a bolt, shut, bolt, shut to, discharge a debt, pay off), from Proto-Germanic *skutjaną, *skuttijaną (to bar, bolt), from Proto-Germanic *skuttą, *skuttjō (bar, bolt, shed), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewd- (to drive, fall upon, rush). Cognate with Dutch schutten (to shut in, lock up), Low German schütten (to shut, lock in), German schützen (to shut out, dam, protect, guard).


shut (third-person singular simple present shuts, present participle shutting, simple past and past participle shut)

  1. (transitive) To close, to stop from being open.
  2. (intransitive) To close, to stop being open.
  3. (transitive or intransitive, chiefly Britain) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed.
  4. (transitive) To confine in an enclosed area.
  5. (transitive) To catch or snag in the act of shutting something.
  6. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.
    • shut from every shore
Usage notes

Except when part of one of the derived terms listed below, almost every use of shut can be replaced by close. The reverse is not true -- there are many uses of close that cannot be replaced by shut.

Derived terms


shut (not comparable)

  1. Closed; not open.
  2. (linguistics, phonetics) Synonym of close



shut (plural shuts)

  1. The act or time of shutting; close.
  2. A door or cover; a shutter.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Isaac Newton to this entry?)
  3. The line or place where two pieces of metal are welded together.

Etymology 2

Variation of chute or shute (archaic, related to shoot) from Old English scēotan.


shut (plural shuts)

  1. (Britain, Shropshire dialect) A narrow alley or passage acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets.
  • (alleyway): See Thesaurus:alley


  • Hust, STHU, Tush, huts, thus, tush

  • SHUSHER, one who shushes.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)