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Is thru a Scrabble word?

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


Is thru a Scrabble UK word?

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


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You can make 8 words from 'thru' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'thru'


3 letters words from 'thru'


2 letters words from 'thru'

UH 5UR 2
UT 2 

All 4 letters words made out of thru

thru htru trhu rthu hrtu rhtu thur htur tuhr uthr hutr uhtr truh rtuh turh utrh ruth urth hrut rhut hurt uhrt ruht urht

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

Definitions and meaning of thru



Modern use originated in American English as a phonetic and simplified spelling of through around 1839. The spelling had previously been one of several used in Middle English.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /θɹuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /θɹu/
  • Homophone: threw



  1. (Canada, US, informal) Rare spelling of through.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:thru.
  2. (Britain, rare, regional or dialectal) Eye dialect spelling of through.

Usage notes

  • Thru is mostly used where the preposition through could be used (e.g. Monday thru Friday); it is less common as an adjective or adverb (I'm thru with the vacuuming). It is less used in formal situations, except in cases where brevity is wanted such as roadway signs or date ranges.
  • This spelling is not used in standard British English, though it can be found as an abbreviation – similar to thro' – and is recently becoming noticeable due to use by American-based companies, especially in the term drive-thru. It may also be used as an eye dialect spelling in some regions.
    • Through (or thru) is rarely used in any spelling to indicate ranges in British English; to, till, and until are used instead.
  • Thru is often used, in both American and British English, in professional drafting (5/8″ thru hole) to save space and simplify annotation on a drawing for fabrication or construction.
  • May be used by advocates of English spelling reform.

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Further reading

  • thru at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • thru, through at Google Ngram Viewer


  • Hurt, Ruth, Thur, hurt, ruth, thur

  • THROW, to fling in the air.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)