Yarn in Scrabble Dictionary

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


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


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Valid words made from Yarn

You can make 15 words from 'yarn' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'yarn'


3 letters words from 'yarn'

YAR 6 

2 letters words from 'yarn'

AN 2AR 2
AY 5NA 2
NY 5YA 5

All 4 letters words made out of yarn

yarn ayrn yran ryan aryn rayn yanr aynr ynar nyar anyr nayr yrna ryna ynra nyra rnya nrya arny rany anry nary rnay nray

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

Definitions and meaning of yarn



From Middle English yarne, ȝern, yarn, from the Old English ġearn (yarn, spun wool), from Proto-Germanic *garną (yarn), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰorn-, *ǵʰer- (tharm, guts, intestines). Akin to West Frisian jern, Dutch garen (yarn), German Garn (yarn), Danish garn, Swedish garn (yarn, thread), Icelandic garn (yarn), Latin hernia (rupture), Ancient Greek χορδή (khordḗ, string), Sanskrit हिर (hira, band). Compare also the obsolete doublet garn.


  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: yân, IPA(key): /jɑːn/
  • (US) enPR: yârn, IPA(key): /jɑɹn/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)n


yarn (countable and uncountable, plural yarns)

  1. (uncountable) A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
  2. (nautical) Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.
  3. (countable) A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.


  • (story or tale): story, tale

Derived terms

  • yarn-beam
  • yarn-spinner
  • yarnwindle

Related terms

  • spin a yarn


See also

  • hank
  • twine
  • thread


yarn (third-person singular simple present yarns, present participle yarning, simple past and past participle yarned)

  1. To tell a story or stories.
    • 1935, Christopher Isherwood, Mr Norris Changes Trains (U.S. title: The Last of Mr Norris), Chapter Thirteen, in The Berlin Stories, New York: New Directions, 1963, p. 152,[1]
      “Well, well!” exclaimed Mr. van Hoorn. “Here are the boys! As hungry as hunters, I’ll be bound! And we two old fogies have been wasting the whole afternoon yarning away indoors. My goodness, is it as late as that? I say, I want my tea!”
    • 1942, Neville Shute, Pied Piper, New York: William Morrow & Co., Chapter 7,[2]
      They had stayed in some little pension and had gone for little, bored walks while the colonel went out in the boats with the fisherman, or sat yarning with them in the café.

Derived terms

  • yarner



  • Arny, N-ray, NYRA, Ryan, n-ary, nary

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of yarne

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Yiddish) a religious skullcap.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)