See also: scrabble and scrabblé



A brand name, from the verb scrabble, James Brunot's 1948 rebranding of Alfred Butts's 1938 game Criss-Crosswords.


  • IPA(key): /ˈskɹæbl̩/
  • Rhymes: -æbəl
  • Hyphenation: Scrab‧ble

Proper nounEdit

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  1. A board game in which players draw letter tiles and take turns to make interlocking words like a crossword, scoring points according to the letters played and their positions on the board.
    • 1985, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale:
      So that's what's in the forbidden room! Scrabble! I want to laugh... This was once the game of old women, old men, in the summers or in retirement villas, to be played when there was nothing good on television. Or of adolescents, once, long long ago... Now of course it's something different... It's as if he's offered me drugs.
    • 2000, Eric T. Olson and Tammy Perry Olson, Real-Life Math: Statistics, Walch Publishing, →ISBN, page 56:
      Start by asking students if they ever watch Wheel of Fortune, or play games like Hangman or Scrabble.® Ask whether they have ever noticed any patterns in the frequency with which letters appear.
    • 2012 August 18, Bill Kurtis, “Listener Limerick Challenge”, Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, National Public Radio:
      At the tournament level I dabble
      But my tiles show a meaningless babble
      I filled up my ranks
      With a few extra blanks
      And got busted for cheating at Scrabble

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  • IPA(key): /ˈskrɑbːle/, [ˈs̠krɑbːle̞]

Proper nounEdit


  1. Scrabble (board game)


If a plural is needed it's better to use the term Scrabble-peli ("game of Scrabble") instead of Scrabble.

Inflection of Scrabble (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Scrabble
genitive Scrabblen
partitive Scrabblea
illative Scrabbleen
singular plural
nominative Scrabble
accusative nom. Scrabble
gen. Scrabblen
genitive Scrabblen
partitive Scrabblea
inessive Scrabblessa
elative Scrabblesta
illative Scrabbleen
adessive Scrabblella
ablative Scrabblelta
allative Scrabblelle
essive Scrabblena
translative Scrabbleksi
abessive Scrabbletta
Possessive forms of Scrabble (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person Scrabbleni Scrabblemme
2nd person Scrabblesi Scrabblenne
3rd person Scrabblensa


Proper nounEdit

Scrabble m

  1. Scrabble (board game with interlocking words)