Word-Finder Guide to 8-Letter Words
In a word game, you could never be too PREPARED, and 8-letter words are an advantage worth having.
Standard word games allow 7 letter tiles in your rack, so you can only form eight-letter words off EXISTING words on the board. That’s what makes it all the more EXCITING because even your bingo chances are not as limited as they are with 7-letter words.
8-Letter Word Bingo
Eight-letter words give you more bingo opportunities than those of seven letters per game. This is because to score a bingo, you’ll need to utilize all the letters that you have in your rack.
So, in order to score a 7-letter word bingo, you’ll need to have the first turn and score with your first word. But with 8-letter words, you can use all your seven letters at any point during gameplay by affixing them to a letter on the board. This is why the best players score at least two 8 letter word bingos per game.
Still, you must know that scoring 8-letter word bingos and non-bingo high-score 8 letter words is PREMISED on some of the following POINTERS:
A strong 8-letter word length vocabulary
Knowing how to form an eight-letter word
Utilizing the word CLUSTERS well, and
Using a word list, word finder tool (app or websites)
Common 8-Letter Words
You don’t need TUTORING to know eight-letter words like BUZZKILL, SURPRISE, MOUNTAIN, EMOTIONS, INFORMAL, BANDAGES, SENTENCE, INSECURE, ABSOLUTE, and SWIMSUIT.
These words are easy to play, and playing them can earn you up to 123 points.
If you don't know a lot by heart, you can search for a word of the length to play in the English language dictionary— especially if you don't have access to a scrabble dictionary. You can also search on Google.
Alternatively, you can use a tool like word-finder word list. Enter the letters in your rack and run a search. There's a filter bar that allows you run advanced searches for specific word lengths, letters, and suffixes.
Highest-scoring Words of Eight letters Length
Here's some bit of truth, playing a word of eight letters like PIZZAZZY will earn you 49 points in games like scrabble UK, scrabble US, and Words with Friends.
And should your available letter tiles not be in agreement, you can play others like: ZYZZYVAS for 44 points, BEZAZZES for 37 points, JACUZZIS for 35 points, QUIZZING for 36 points, BUZZKILL for 32 points, and ZIZZLING for 36 points.
How to Form 8-Letter Words
Just in case you have a limited arsenal of common Scrabble-worthy eight-letter words, here are some ways you can form more.
The ‘S’ plural of words of 7 letters
If there’s a seven-letter singular noun or verb on the board with an opening, you can easily convert it to a word of eight letters by pluralizing it with letter ‘s’. And if you don’t have the ‘S’ letter tile, use wildcards to form your new word.
Examples of words of eight letters that can be formed like this include:
QUIZZERS, WHIZZERS, SWIZZLES, JEZEBELS, JUMPOFFS, JACKPOTS, LACQUEYS, HAMMOCKS, HIGHWAYS, MAXIMUMS, PICQUETS, WALKWAYS, BOOZINGS, EXHUMERS, HORIZONS, JUMPINGS, SHYLOCKS, BONANZAS, KETCHUPS, PATHWAYS, CUPCAKES, KEYCARDS, BICYCLES, and QUARTERS.
Adding prefixes ‘UN’ and ‘RE’ to a supporting 6 letter word
Six letter words PREFIXED with ‘UN’ and ‘RE’ form some 8 letter words that can earn you some really cool points. Examples of such scrabble words include:
UNMUZZLE, UNPUZZLE, UNZIPPED, UNJOYFUL, UNAMAZED, UNFROZEN, UNGAZING, UNJUDGED, UNEXOTIC, UNFLASHY, UNKINDLY, UNYOKING, UNCLINCH, UNFISHED, UNMASKED, UNBROKEN, UNCHARGE, UNDAMPED, UNSAFELY, UNCLOTHE, UNGIFTED, UNFUNDED, UNPRIMED, and UNGENTLY.
REJACKET, REFROZEN, REEQUIPS, RECHECKS, REWAXING, RETRIALS, REROUTES, REROLLER, REARREST, REUNITED, REEARNED, RESURGED, RESPELLS, RELANDED, RECOLORS, RESPRING, RERIGGED, REOPENDED, REMAILED, REGROOMS, and REFOREST.
Adding the prefix ‘OUT’ to a five-letter word
This technique works well with 5-letter verbs, and you’ll be surprised at how many of them you can form.
Here are some examples:
OUTBLAZE, OUTJUMPS, OUTFOXED, OUTSIZES, OUTMARCH, OUTWEIGH, OUTROCKS, OUTBRAVE, OUTCURVE, OUTBULLY, OUTCROPS, OUTLIVED, OUTLIVES, OUTSERVE, OUTSWORE, OUTDATED, OUTGUIDE, OUTSPENT, OUTSTEPS, and OUTARGUE.
Adding the suffix ‘ING’ to words with five letters
Not all ‘-ING’ words are formed like this but you can still win good points from a handful.
Examples of such words include:
DIZZYING, QUERYING, CHECKING, BEMIXING, CHEVYING, JUMBLING, DOZENING, JETTYING, REWAXING, WHISKING, EXACTING, QUEUEING, RAZORING, BLACKING, HATCHING, INDEXING, VOUCHING, MATCHING, PERCHING, TRUCKING, WAVERING, CLOTHING, COWERING, and PRAWNING.
Adding the suffix ‘NESS’ to four-letter words
This isn’t some kind of JOKINESS, so don’t let LAZINESS stop you from taking advantage of this one, too.
Some ‘-NESS’ words require a bit of TWEAKING of the root word, but here are some that don’t:
TRUENESS, TARTNESS, SOLENESS, HIGHNESS, WEAKNESS, WHATNESS, BUSYNESS, KINDNESS, DAMPNESS, WARMNESS, HARDNESS, WIDENESS, EVENNESS, HALENESS, LIVENESS, OVALNESS, AGEDNESS, CUTENESS, and DUDENESS.
8-Letter Words FAQs
How many 8-letter words are there?
There are more than 80,000 eight-letter Scrabble words in both the Scrabble dictionary and Words With Friends dictionary.
FRIZZILY, FUZZBALL, FULLBACK, FIXTURES, FLIPFLOP, FREAKISH, FATHERLY, and FEVERISH.
CHAZZENS, CHECKOFF, COCCYXES, COENZYME, CHAQUETA, CASHBACK, CHURCHLY, CHUBBILY, CLIMAXED, and COMEBACK.
ALBIZZIA, ASPHYXIA, ADEQUACY, ANALYZED, APPENDIX, ACQUAINT, AFFECTED, AFFINITY, AMICABLY, ANTIQUES, and ANYWHERE.
DAZZLING, DIZZIEST, DOORJAMB, DOXOLOGY, DRAWBACK, DRIVEWAY, DWARFISH, DIOXIDES, DANDRUFF, DELICACY, DECEIVED, and DELIVERY.