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Is spy a Scrabble word?

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

S1P3Y4

Is spy a Scrabble UK word?

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

S1P3Y4

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

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3 letters words from 'spy'

SPY 8 

All 3 letters words made out of spy

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Definitions and meaning of spy

spy

Etymology

From Middle English spien, aphetic variant of earlier espien (to espy), from Old French espier (to spy), from Frankish *spehōn (to spy), from Proto-Germanic *spehōną (to see, look), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ- (to look). Akin to German spähen (to spy), Dutch spieden (to spy).

The noun displaced native Old English sċēawere (literally watcher), which was also the word for "mirror." In this sense, the verb displaced Old English sċēawian, which was also the word for "to watch" and became the Modern English word show.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Noun

spy (plural spies)

  1. A person who secretly watches and examines the actions of other individuals or organizations and gathers information on them (usually to gain an advantage).

Synonyms

  • intelligencer
  • Thesaurus:spy

Translations

Derived terms

  • spyess (a female spy)
  • spy ring

Verb

spy (third-person singular simple present spies, present participle spying, simple past and past participle spied)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a spy.
  2. (transitive) To spot; to catch sight of.
    • 1720, Jonathan Swift, A Letter to a Young Clergyman
      One in reading, skipped over all sentences where he spied a note of admiration.
  3. (intransitive) To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
  4. (transitive) To explore; to see; to view; inspect and examine secretly, as a country.

Translations

Derived terms

  • spy on
  • spyhop

Related terms

  • spyglass
  • spyware

See also

  • Wikipedia article on spies

Descendants

  • Japanese: スパイ (supai)
  • Korean: 스파이 (seupai)

Anagrams

  • PYs, SYP, YPs, pys

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse spýja, from Proto-Germanic *spīwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyēw- (to spit, vomit). Compare Swedish and Danish spy, Icelandic spýja, English spew, Dutch spuwen, German speien.

Noun

spy n (definite singular spyet) (uncountable)

  1. barf (US), vomit, spew

Verb

spy (present tense spyr, simple past spydde, past participle spydd)

  1. to barf (US), throw up, vomit, spew (also figurative)

Synonyms

  • kaste opp

References

  • “spy” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse spýja. The noun is derived from the verb.

Verb

spy (present tense spyr, past tense spydde, past participle spydd/spytt, passive infinitive spyast, present participle spyande, imperative spy)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to vomit
  2. (intransitive, about blowflies) to lay eggs

Derived terms

Noun

spy n (definite singular spyet, uncountable)

  1. vomit, sick
  2. (collective) eggs of a blowfly

References

  • “spy” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • syp

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse spýja, from Proto-Germanic *spīwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyēw- (to spit, vomit). Compare Norwegian and Danish spy, Icelandic spýja, English spew, Dutch spuwen, German speien.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spyː/

Verb

spy (present spyr, preterite spydde, supine spytt, imperative spy)

  1. to throw up, to vomit

Conjugation

Quotations

Synonyms

  • kräkas

Related terms

  • spya
  • spyboll

Anagrams

  • pys

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SPUTTER, to spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)