8 Letter Words

Eight letter words. Do you know any quizzers in a blizzard? Perhaps you know the jazziest pizzeria in town! Confused? Well, there's no need to be, we are in the whizzing world of Eight letter words! Words containing eight letters can be so exciting! Make sure you check out our guide to Words with eight letters; Eight letter words, to get an advantage over your Scrabble and Words with Friends opponents! Check out these useful lists too: Five Letter Words and Nine Letter Words!

8 Letter Words

zyzzyvas 43 jazzlike 40 vajazzle 40 buzzbomb 39 jacuzzis 39 quizzing 39 zizzling 39 bezazzes 38 pazazzes 38 pizazzes 38 squizzed 37 buzzkill 36 quizzers 36 squizzes 36 wazzocks 36 whizzkid 36 buckjump 35 buzzwigs 35 jazziest 35 scuzzbag 35 zugzwang 35 bemuzzle 34 buzzcuts 34 buzzword 34 muzzling 34 puzzling 34 vajayjay 34 whizzing 34 zhuzhing 34 buzzsaws 33 embezzle 33 fizzling 33 guzzling 33 jumboize 33 mizzling 33 unmuzzle 33 unpuzzle 33 abbozzos 32 chazzans 32 chazzens 32 dizzying 32 frizzily 32 frizzing 32 hazzanim 32 huzzahed 32 huzzaing 32 jipijapa 32 jumbucks 32 mezuzahs 32 mezuzoth 32 nuzzling 32 bedazzle 31 blizzard 31 buzzards 31 dazzling 31 flapjack 31 frazzled 31 frizzled 31 jacquard 31 jambeaux 31 jejunely 31 jewelbox 31 jujuisms 31 muezzins 31 muzzlers 31 pozzolan 31 puzzlers 31 quincunx 31 skipjack 31 swizzled 31 twizzled 31 whizzers 31 whizzier 31 albizzia 30 bejeezus 30 beziques 30 bezzants 30 buzziest 30 caziques 30 checkbox 30 frazzles 30 frizzler 30 frizzles 30 fuzziest 30 grizzled 30 guzzlers 30 highjack 30 jalfrezi 30 japanize 30 jarovize 30 jejunity 30 jezebels 30 jumpoffs 30 kazachki 30 kazachok 30 kolkhozy 30 kuvaszok 30 maximize 30 mazzards 30 mezquite 30

Because you only have seven letters in your rack, you can only make 8 letter words by hooking onto an existing word. You won't always be able to play QUIZZIFY or QUIZZING, for 41 or 39 points, respectively, but eight-letter bingos are among the highest-scoring plays in word games, other than semi-ridiculous words that require nine tiles already to have been played.

The Most Common Eight-Letter Words

These common eight-letter words are ABSOLUTE, MOUNTAIN, and SENTENCE. All of these are excellent bingos, with SENTENCE and MOUNTAIN using the most common letters in the game. Using such letters allow you to put 60 or more points onto your score and also to allow you to deprive your opponent of such letters.

How to Make Eight-Letter Bingos

You have to keep your eyes peeled for open tiles that go with your existing tiles. Truth be told, playing seven-letter bingos is easier than playing those with eight letters, but an eight-letter bingo can get you back into a game or put one out of your opponent's reach. The best players usually score at least two bingos per game.
The letter C is one of those that you need to get rid of quickly, largely because, in Scrabble, there are no two-letter words starting with C. When it comes to 8 letter words starting with C, cheddars, coccyxes, and crappies are excellent choices. Each has multiple common letters that could be left open by an opponent.
Keep in mind that you will likely have to play a shorter word on your turn, and passing to wait for an opportunity to play 8 letter words starting with C can be a fool's errand. You would have to pass so many times, in all likelihood, that even playing COCCYXES for more than 20 points would only catch you up to where you would be had you played smaller words. Still, knowing all of your options is essential so that when the time comes, you can pounce.
Your ability to unscramble words must be trained and honed until you can anagram any rack you might draw. You have to be able to weigh the chances of scoring an eight-letter bingo against playing four 25 or 30 point words that would be the same as playing that one word. If you're miles ahead, for example, it might be worth it to fish for a single tile if the one you need is common, such as an A or an E, to make an eight, or even nine or 10-letter bingo. Taking wild chances seldom works in crossword games. Judicious use of well-reasoned gambles, however, is definitely a part of a winning strategy.

8-Letter Words FAQ

  • How many eight letter words are there?

    According to the Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary, Volume 6, there are more than 80,000 eight letter words.

  • What are 8 letter words that start with S?

    Stations, surprise, syzygies, and stutters.

  • Are there any eight-letter animal words?