Definitions For Why


  • The cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase the whys and wherefores'


  • For what reason or purpose

Is Whys 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 Why is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Why in a Sentence

  • Why did you quit your job?
  • Why is the sky blue?
  • Why didn't you call me?
  • I know why he did it.
  • It's easy to see why she fell in love with him.
  • He's a very good player. That's why he made the team.
  • Asked the whys behind the surprising decision
  • How one decides that a certain he or she is “the one” is one of the great whys of life
  • Why, what a strange thing to say!

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