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Ending in OU

One of the words I was challenged on the last club night I played (2 weeks ago) was CHOU. Happily it turned out to be correct because I was concerned that I knew the word CHOUX and might have been confusing it with that. However CHOUX is just the plural, so don’t play chous. It does take a T for CHOUT which is a term for a percentage taken as blackmail


A Grade Challenge


It would be too easy if all the words below ended in OU, but since those are the letters of the week all of them at least contain those two letters


A B D L O S U

A E N O P T U

C E H O O T U

C L M O P T U

A E H O R U W


B & C Grade Learning List


The following is the complete list of all 3, 4 and 5 letter words that finish with –OU


FOU Two meanings. Drunk (FOUER, FOUEST) or a bushel. LOU To Love (LOUED, LOUING) MOU A mouth SOU A French coin that is now not used YOU A pronoun referring to the person being addressed

CHOU A cabbage or a cream bun CLOU The main point of interest. The dominant idea MEOU The sound made by a crying cat THOU An archaic form of YOU TROU An abbreviation for trousers VROU A South African term for a married woman

BAYOU A marshy offshoot of a lake or river BIJOU A trinket or jewel BITOU A sprawling woody South African shrub FOGOU A manmade underground passage or chamber MIAOU The sound made by a crying cat POYOU An armadillo SAJOU The capuchin or spider monkey TATOU An armadillo. Especially the giant armadillo VODOU West Indian black magic


Answers to the A Grade Challenge

BUSLOAD A load that fills a bus

AUTOPEN A mechanical device used to produce signatures

OUTECHO To surpass in echoing

PLUMCOT A hybrid of a plum and an apricot

WAREHOU Any of several NZ fishes.


I wonder what a plumcot tastes like. Although I guess that the taste of apricots and plums are sort of similar.


Did you find warehou? I said that not ALL of the answers finished in –OU. Not that there weren’t ANY words of that format!


Happy Scrabbling Patrick

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