The word spiv is a valid scrabble word

3 short excerpts of WikWik.org (WikWik is an online database of words defined in the English, French, Spanish, Italian, and other Wiktionnaries.)

  • spiv  n. (Britain, dated) A smartly dressed person who trades in illicit, black-market or stolen goods.
  • spiv  n. (Britain, dated) A flashy con artist, often homeless, who lives by his wits.
  • spiv  n. (Britain, dated) In Scotland Yard usage, a low and common thief.

28 valid words from 3 definitions

AND ARTIST BLACK BY COMMON CON DATED DRESSED FLASHY GOODS HIS HOMELESS ILLICIT IN LIVES LOW MARKET OFTEN OR PERSON SMARTLY STOLEN THIEF TRADES USAGE WHO WITS YARD

2 invalid words from 3 definitions

BRITAIN SCOTLAND

One word in word (Word found as is inside the word.)

PI

8 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

SHIV SPIC SPIE SPIF SPIK SPIM SPIN SPIT

6 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

SPIVS SPIVVY SPIVVERY SPIVVIER SPIVVIEST SPIVVERIES

2 anagrams plus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word plus a letter.)

+A PAVIS
+S SPIVS

4 anagrams minus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

-P VIS
-V PIS PSI SIP

Scrabble scoring

  • 9 points.

Probability in scrabble (Probability to draw 7 letters at the beginning of the game to build the word.)

  • Joker allowed, 1 in 178 chance (0.56%).
  • Joker not allowed, 1 in 778 chance (0.13%).

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Categories without words

  • No words-in-word RTL (Word found written from right to left, inside the word.)
  • No anagrams (Word found by changing the order of the letters.)
  • No lipograms (Word found when removing only one letter.)
  • No epentheses (Word found when adding only one letter.)
  • Not found in the middle (Word found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)
  • No prefixes (Word found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

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