11 of the most bizarre words played at the national Scrabble championship

Business Insider | Sep 2, 2017, 10.29PM IST


Becki Groves

In Scrabble, words are valuable resources - the more you have, the greater your chances of success.

And while most of the 200,000 words in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary are relatively useless in everyday life, expert Scrabble players dedicate hundreds of hours to memorizing them to increase their chances of winning.

There's no better place for serious players to show off their expansive word knowledge than on the game's biggest stage: the North American Scrabble Championship, the most recent of which wrapped up in New Orleans in July.

The five-day, 31-game event drew 400 of the top Scrabble players in the country, and their games featured some of the most bizarre words in the dictionary and from every corner of the English language.

Here are 11 of the craziest words played during the tournament:

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