Quadell (quadell) wrote in scrabbleplayers,

Quadell's tip of the day: 3-letter J words

Getting stuck with the J is almost as expensive as getting stuck with the Q. Luckily, there are twenty-six 3-letter J-words to help you, besides the one 2-letter J-word, JO, meaning sweetheart.

Some of the 3-letter-words starting with J are quite common: JAB, JAM, JAR, JAW, JAY, JET, JIG, JOB, JOG, JOT, JOY, JUG, and JUT. But others are more unusual.

JAG - to cut unevenly
JEE (or GEE) - to turn right. Or the letter G.
JEU - a game (pl is JEUX, worth at least 40 pts when played parallel to POTTING, for example)
JEW (offensive) - to swindle
JIB - to refuse to proceed further
JIN - a supernatural being in Muslim mythology
JOE - a fellow. or coffee.
JOW - to collect a toll
JUN - a coin of North Korea (pl in JUN)
JUS - a legal right (pl is JURA)

All these take an -S, except where a different plural is listed. Note that *JOS is not valid, since the plural of JO is JOES.

There are no 3-letter-words with J in the middle, but there are three that end in J. (All take -ES, but not -S.)

HAJ (or HADJ) - a pilgrimage to Mecca
RAJ - sovereignty
TAJ - a conical cap worn in Muslim countries
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