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WordHelp.com helps you find words that are allowed to use in games such as Scrabble, Wordfued, Words With Friends, Cross-words and other word games. The website allows you to perform advance searches and displays the results fast and easy to understand, with additional information such as how many points the word will give you,anagrams, definitions, thesaurus, example of usage, rhythm, and more.

Databases

Since the different word games have different official word databases, this website uses the correct wordlist for the specific game:

Words With Friends

The Words With Friends word list is based on the ENABLE word list but contains some modifications. First of all Zynga, the developer of Words With Friends, doesn’t allow proper nouns, abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes standing alone, or words that require hyphens, or apostrophes. Whereas words labelled as part of speech such as loanwords, colloquial words, slang, now obsolete words etc., can be used. Additionally, the Words With Friends word list was modified by the removal of some offensive words. Deleted words are mostly profanity and racial slurs.

Also words that are longer than 16 letters can’t be used in the Words With Friends word list because there won’t be enough space on the board for those words. However, other words are being added from time to time; such as WEBSITE or EMAIL. If you discover a word you think should be added, you can even suggest it to be included in the Words With Friends word list.

Wordfeud

Wordfeud is one of the most famous word games besides Scrabble and Words With Friends. The strong sides of this digital word game are the different languages in which you make words with letters and the international community. The English version can be played internationally with the SOWPODS word list or the TWL06 word list for American English words. These English word lists are the official Scrabble word lists. So Scrabble pros can use Wordfeud as a training place whereas Words With Friends uses an unofficial and inconsistent word list called ENABLE.

TWL06 is not only used in the United States, but also in Canada, Thailand, and Israel. It combines the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD) with modifications to make it more suitable for tournament play with the National Scrabble Association Dictionary Committee’s Official Long Word List. The latter includes all acceptable 10 to 15 letter words that are not originally included in the TWL.

SOWPODS is a Scrabble word list used in all other English speaking countries. It is a combination of British words from the Collings English Dictionary and American words from the Official Tournament and Club Word List (TWL06). So the British known as Official Scrabble Words (OSW) and the American Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD) came together. Its name derives from both Scrabble lists put together. To keep it more simple and better to pronounce they made up the anagram SOWPODS.

Scrabble

TWL06 is the Scrabble word list used in the United States, Canada, Thailand and Israel. It combines the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD) with modifications to make it more suitable for tournament play with the National Scrabble Association Dictionary Committee’s Official Long Word List, which includes all acceptable 10 to 15 letter words not already included in the TWL. The Scrabble word list was compiled using a dictionary called Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition. The latest Scrabble list from 2006 (TWL06 and the Long Word List) contains about 180,000 words.

SOWPODS is a Scrabble word list used in all English speaking countries excluding the United States, Canada, Israel and Thailand. It is a combination of British words from the Collings English Dictionary and American words from the Official Tournament and Club Word List (TWL06). So the British known as Official Scrabble Words (OSW) and the American Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD) came together. When both Scrabble lists were put together they decided to use the anagram SOWPODS instead of OSWOSPD or OSPDOSW. The current Scrabble list contains about 270,000 words.