4 Letter Words

Four letter words. Come on, it's no secret that four-letter words are the most popular in Scrabble, but are you getting the most out of your tiles? fizz, fuzz, jazz, words that you need to know if you want to get ahead of your Scrabble and Words with Friends opponents! Check out our perfect guide to words with four letters: Four letter words, and take your game to the next level! Have a look at these useful lists too: Two letter words and Three letter words!

4 Letter Words

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Four letter words are the bricks in the "wall of Scrabble." In the beginning and midgame, you will play more 4 letter words than any other, often using an S to make both the word you're playing and another word into plurals. Four letter words can also help you get rid of less-than-optimal letters and then restore rack balance.

Four-Letter Strategy

Whether you're playing Words With Friends, Scrabble, or any other word games, you have to know your four-letter word strategy. The trick is to play the letters with which it is difficult to make bingos so that you can get better letters for your next play. Most 4 letter words starting with Z are perfect for this, and they include ZANY, ZOON, ZYME, and ZOUK. You can also use 4 letter words starting with E to get rid of excess vowels. Examples include ECRU, EELS, EERY, and ECHO.


When it comes to 4 letter words starting with A, the same "get rid of excess vowels" trick applies. Some of the good words that will fulfill this include AGUE, AAHS, AERO, and ALAE. While having too many vowels is easier to deal with than having too many consonants, knowing these 4 letter words starting with A and 4 letter words starting with E are a terrific tool in maintaining rack balance. The same holds true of 4 letter words starting with Z, which is how you can get rid of troublesome consonants.

By judiciously playing four-letter words, you can become a stronger word games player after building your vocabulary.

4-Letter Words FAQ

  • How many 4 letter words are there?

    There are 3,996 legal four-letter words, according to the Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary, Volume 6.

  • What are some cool four-letter words?

    Well, aside from the obvious BLUE language, there are AXEL, which is good for X hooking on triples, QUIZ, which is always fun on a triple-word score, hooking the I, and ZARF, which just sounds cool!

  • What are some four-letter words that start with A?

    AQUA, AZAN, AXON, APEX and AWRY.