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20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble


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QUEUE
"Queue" may refer to a line of people, among other things.
"Queue" may refer to a line of people, among other things.
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George Washington had one. So does your printer. "Queue" can refer to either a braid of hair hanging down a person's back, or a line of people, print jobs or anything else. It comes from the Latin word coda, which means tail.

In Scrabble, "queue" earns a minimum score of 14, nothing to sneer at. Even better, it clears your rack of a bunch of awkward vowels. And, of course, you lose the "q," a letter you don't want to be saddled with at the game's end.