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Is yay a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word yay is a Scrabble US word. The word yay is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Is yay a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word yay is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

Y4A1Y4

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

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3 letters words from 'yay'

YAY 9 

2 letters words from 'yay'

AY 5YA 5

All 3 letters words made out of yay

yay ayy yya yya ayy yay

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Definitions and meaning of yay

yay

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /jeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophone: yea

Etymology 1

Alteration of yea (yes; even, truly, verily). More at yea.

Alternative forms

  • yea

Interjection

yay

  1. (colloquial) An expression of happiness.
    Yay! I have finally finished my work!
  2. Misspelling of yea.
Synonyms
  • (an expression of happiness): hooray
Derived terms
  • yayness
Translations

Adverb

yay (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of yea
    The tree was yay big.

See also

  • nay

Etymology 2

From the sound it represents, by analogy with the other palatal letters chay and jay.

Noun

yay (plural yays)

  1. The letter for the y sound in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • wye, the name of the Latin letter for this sound

Etymology 3

From Spanish llello.

Alternative forms

  • yayo, yay-yo, yeyo

Noun

yay (uncountable)

  1. (US, slang) Cocaine (powder or crack).
    • 2006, "They Shootin'", Vibe, December 2006:
      In Billy Corben's engrossing new documentary, Cocaine Cowboys (Magnolia Pictures), self-described "assassin" Jorge "Rivi" Ayala (among others) give up the goods on Miami's explosive early '80s yay trade.
    • 2009, Tyrone Pierson, Murder in the Moonlight, AuthorHouse (2009), →ISBN, page 339:
      I'm in charge of a whole city block, and I always wear gloves when I touch the yay, cuz traces of cocaine show up on my u. a., when I touch it with my bare hands.
    • 2012, Azealia Banks, "Liquorice", 1991:
      I don't do yay, but if you want to, fine
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:cocaine.

Anagrams

  • ayy

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [jɑj]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *yāy (summer).

Noun

yay (definite accusative yayı, plural yaylar)

  1. summer

See also

Etymology 2

From Proto-Turkic *yā(y) (bow).

Noun

yay (definite accusative yayı, plural yaylar)

  1. bow (a weapon used for shooting arrows)

Declension

References


Middle English

Pronoun

yay

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Ojibwe

Particle

yay

  1. exclamation

Turkish

Etymology 1

From Ottoman Turkish یای(yay), from Proto-Turkic *yā(y) (bow).

Cognate with Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar yay Gagauz yay or yayı, Bashkir йәйә (yäyä) or ян (yan), Chuvash ҫу (śu), Nogai яй (yay), Khakas чаӌах (çacax), Karaim yay, Karakalpak jay, Kazakh жай (jay), Kyrgyz жаа (caa) ,Southern Altai јаа (ǰaa, bow), Tatar җәйә (cäyä) ,Turkmen ýaaý, Uzbek yoy,Tuvan ча (ça), Uyghur يا(ya) etc.

Noun

yay (definite accusative yayı, plural yaylar)

  1. bow (weapon)

Etymology 2

Verb

yay

  1. second-person singular imperative of yaymak

Source: wiktionary.org
  • YAWPING, the act of yelping.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)