Definitions For Stopgap


  • Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
  • Someone or something that is intended to be used for a short time and then replaced by someone or something better : a temporary substitute

Is Stopgap a Scrabble Word?

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

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Stopgap is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Stopgap in a Sentence

  • The new law is intended only as a stopgap.
  • The coach we have now was only hired as a stopgap until someone with more experience is found

Synonyms for Stopgap

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