Scrabble Q Words

Scrabble Q words are among the hardest to play on a SCRABBLE board. Here is a complete list of Q-words to use playing Classic Scrabble.

Intermediate Scrabble players should learn the full list of Scrabble Q Words. Scrabble Q-words are important because the "Q" is the letter many beginning players have the most trouble playing. New SCRABBLE players will be forced to trade in letter tiles or take a penalty at the end of the game, so that the Q often fouls up a player's end game strategy.

The main reason that Q-words are so tough in Scrabble is the scarcity of U-tiles. "Q" is the only letter that virtually all of the time requires the use of another specific letter to form a word. Because of the idiosyncratic nature of spelling the "kw" sound in the English language, the Q-U combination is almost always needed when you have a Q on your rack.

Q Words Without a U

That isn't always the case, though. In fact, once you begin to study the Q-words in Scrabble, you'll find a solid number of words that don't require the "U". The problem is, almost none of these words are used in everyday parlance. You pretty much have to memorize them.

Memorization isn't hard. It's just another thing you have to remember when playing Scrabble. In other words, a serious Scrabble player has to do a little homework before competing at a high level. Here are the Q-words which don't require a U.

QINDARKA QINDARS QINTARS QWERTYS FAQIRS QANATS QINDAR QINTAR QWERTY SHEQEL TRANQS FAQIR QAIDS QANAT QOPHS TRANQ QAID QATS QOPH QAT

Other Useful Q Words

There are also a few Q-U words that do not require a U directly behind the Q. You might think to yourself that these really don't help you, because you still need a "U" in the word. But consider that this gives you the opportunity to play off of a "U" that is already on the board, in situations where the Q-U wouldn't necessarily work.

BUQSHA BUQSHAS QIVIUT QIVIUTS SHEQELUM SUQ SUQS UMIAQ UMIAQS

Umiaq is especially useful in this way, but those with the "U" as the second-to-first or second-to-last letter also prove useful, because it is often easier to fit an "S" or "T" or even a "B" into a tight spot than it is a "U".

The Complete List of Q-Words

Here is a complete list of Q-words in Scrabble. It's hard to add an entirely comprehensive list, since different players use different SCRABBLE dictionaries. This should be a pretty good start, if you are looking to memorize the Q words allowed in Classic Scrabble.

Starting with A

ACEQUIA ACQUEST ACQUIRE ACQUIT ACQUITS ALFAQUI ALIQUOT ANTIQUE AQUA AQUAE AQUARIA AQUAS AQUATIC AQUAVIT AQUEOUS AQUIFER AQUIVER ASQUINT

Starting with B

BANQUET BAROQUE BARQUE BARQUES BASQUE BASQUES BEQUEST BISQUE BISQUES BOSQUE BOSQUES BOSQUET BOUQUET BRIQUET BRUSQUE BUQSHA BUQSHAS

Starting with C

CACIQUE CAIQUE CAIQUES CALQUED CALQUE CALQUES CASQUED CASQUE CASQUES CHARQUI CHEQUER CHEQUE CHEQUES CINQUE CINQUES CIRQUE CIRQUES CLAQUER CLAQUE CLAQUES CLIQUED CLIQUE CLIQUES CLIQUEY CLIQUY CLOQUE CLOQUES COEQUAL CONQUER COQUET COQUETS COQUINA COQUITO CROQUET CROQUIS CUMQUAT

Starting with D

DIQUAT DIQUATS

Starting with E

ENQUIRE ENQUIRY EQUABLE EQUABLY EQUAL EQUALED EQUALLY EQUALS EQUATE EQUATED EQUATES EQUATOR EQUERRY EQUID EQUIDS EQUINE EQUINES EQUINOX EQUIP EQUIPS EQUITES EQUITY ESQUIRE EXEQUY

Starting with F

FAQIR FAQIRS FAQUIR FIQUE FIQUES FAQUIRS

Starting with I

INQUEST INQUIET INQUIRE INQUIRY

Starting with J

JONQUIL

Starting with K

KUMQUAT

Starting With L

LACQUER LACQUEY LIQUATE LIQUEFY LIQUEUR LIQUID LIQUIDS LIQUIFY LIQUOR LIQUORS LOQUAT LOQUATS

Starting with M

MAQUI MACAQUE MANQUE MAQUIS MARQUE MARQUEE MARQUES MARQUIS MASQUE MASQUER MASQUES MESQUIT MOSQUE MOSQUES

Starting with O

OBLIQUE OBLOQUY OBSEQUY OPAQUED OPAQUER OPAQUE OPAQUES OQUASSA

Starting with P

PARQUET PASQUIL PERIQUE PICQUET PIQUANT PIQUE PIQUED PIQUES PIQUET PIQUETS PIQUING PIROQUE PLAQUE PLAQUES PREQUEL PULQUE PULQUES

Scrabble Words Starting With a Q

There are so many Q-words in Scrabble which start with a Q, I decided to break them up into the letters which immediately follow the Q. This should make it easier for the interested Scrabble player to study these lists of Scrabble words starting with a Q.

Starting with QA

QAID QAIDS QANAT QANATS QAT QATS

Starting With QI

QINDARS QINDAR QINTAR QINTARS QIVIUT QIVIUTS QUACKED

Starting with QUA

QUA QUACK QUACKS QUAD QUADDED QUADRAT QUADRIC QUADS QUAERE QUAERES QUAFF QUAFFED QUAFFER QUAFFS QUAG QUAGGA QUAGGAS QUAGGY QUAGS QUAHAUG QUAHOG QUAHOGS QUAICH QUAICHS QUAIGH QUAIGHS QUAILED QUAIL QUAILS QUAINT QUAI QUAIS QUAKE QUAKED QUAKER QUAKERS QUAKES QUAKIER QUAKILY QUAKING QUAKY QUALE QUALIA QUALIFY QUALITY QUALMS QUALM QUALMY QUAMASH QUANGO QUANGOS QUANT QUANTA QUANTAL QUANTED QUANTIC QUANTS QUANTUM QUARK QUARKS QUARREL QUARRY QUARE QUART QUARTAN QUARTE QUARTER QUARTES QUARTET QUARTIC QUARTO QUARTOS QUARTS QUASAR QUASARS QUASH QUASHED QUASHER QUASHES QUASI QUASS QUASSES QUASSIA QUASSIN QUATE QUATRE QUATRES QUAVER QUAVERS QUAVERY QUAY QUAYAGE QUAYS

Starting with QUE

QUEAN QUEANS QUEASY QUEEN QUEENED QUEENLY QUEENS QUEER QUEERED QUEERER QUEERLY QUEERS QUELL QUELLED QUELLER QUELLS QUENCH QUERIDA QUERIED QUERIER QUERIES QUERIST QUERN QUERNS QUERY QUEST QUESTED QUESTER QUESTOR QUESTS QUEUE QUEUED QUEUER QUEUERS QUEUES QUEUING QUEY QUEYS

Starting with QUI

QUIBBLE QUICHE QUICHES QUICK QUICKEN QUICKER QUICKIE QUICKLY QUICKS QUID QUIDS QUIET QUIETED QUIETEN QUIETER QUIETLY QUIETS QUIETUS QUIFF QUIFFS QUILL QUILLAI QUILLED QUILLET QUILLS QUILT QUILTED QUILTER QUILTS QUIN QUINARY QUINATE QUINCE QUINCES QUINELA QUINIC QUININ QUININA QUININE QUININS QUINNAT QUINOA QUINOAS QUINOID QUINOL QUINOLS QUINONE QUINS QUINSY QUIP QUIPS QUIPU QUINT QUINTA QUINTAL QUINTAN QUINTAR QUINTAS QUINTE QUINTES QUINTET QUINTIC QUINTIN QUINTS QUIPPED QUIPPER QUIPPU QUIPPUS QUIPUS QUIRE QUIRED QUIRES QUIRING QUIRK QUIRKED QUIRKS QUIRKY QUIRT QUIRTED QUIRTS QUIT QUITCH QUITE QUITS QUITTED QUITTER QUITTOR QUIVER QUIVERS QUIVERY QUIXOTE

Starting with QUO

QUOD QUODS QUOHOG QUOHOGS QUOIN QUOINED QUOINS QUOIT QUOITED QUOITS QUOKKA QUOKKAS QUOMODO QUONDAM QOPH QOPHS QUORUM QUORUMS QUOTA QUOTAS QUOTE QUOTED QUOTER QUOTERS QUOTES QUOTH QUOTHA QUOTING

Assorted Other Q Words

QURSH QURSHES QWERTYS QURUSH QWERTY

Starting With R

RACQUET REEQUIP RELIQUE REQUEST REQUIEM REQUIN REQUINS REQUIRE REQUITE RISQUE ROQUE ROQUES ROQUET ROQUETS RORQUAL

Starting with S

SACQUE SACQUES SEQUEL SEQUELA SEQUELS SEQUENT SEQUIN SEQUINS SEQUOIA SHEQEL SILIQUA SILIQUE SQUAB SQUABS SQUABBY SQUAD SQUADS SQUALID SQUALL SQUALLS SQUALLY SQUALOR SQUAMA SQUAMAE SQUARE SQUARED SQUARER SQUARES SQUASH SQUASHY SQUAT SQUATS SQUATLY SQUATTY SQUAW SQUAWK SQUAWKS SQUAWS SQUEAK SQUEAKS SQUEAKY SQUEAL SQUEALS SQUEG SQUEGS SQUELCH SQUIB SQUIBS SQUID SQUIDS SQUIFFY SQUILL SQUILLA SQUILLS SQUINCH SQUINNY SQUINT SQUINTS SQUINTY SQUIRE SQUIRED SQUIRES SQUIRM SQUIRMS SQUIRMY SQUIRT SQUIRTS SQUISH SQUISHY SQUOOSH SQUUSH SUQ SUQS

Starting with T

TEQUILA TOQUE TOQUES TOQUET TOQUETS TORQUE TORQUED TORQUER TORQUES TRANQ TRANQS TUQUE TUQUES

Starting With U

UBIQUE UMIAQS UNEQUAL UNIQUE UNIQUER UNIQUES UNQUIET UNQUOTE UMIAQ USQUE USQUES

Starting with V

VAQUERO YANQUI YANQUIS

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