Definitions For Decoy


  • Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
  • A beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
  • A wooden or plastic bird (such as a duck) that is used by hunters to attract live birds
  • A person or thing that attracts people's attention so they will not notice someone or something else


  • Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

Is Decoy a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Decoy is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Decoy in a Sentence

  • He had a decoy distract the guard while he jumped over the fence.
  • We set the decoy afloat in the marsh and from the blind waited for the ducks to arrive
  • Tacky souvenir shops to which first-time tourists had been decoyed into spending their hard-earned money

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