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Will this list of words that start with J have you JUMPING for JOY? We certainly hope so. The letter J is one of the most popular tiles in Scrabble® and Words With Friends®. Make JUDICIOUS use of this extensive collection of J words to score JUMBO points in all your games. They’re hotter than a JALAPENO pepper. Ready to get JIGGY with it? Read more about words that start with J.
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Since the letter J is worth a cool 10 points, it presents an excellent opportunity to go straight for the JUGULAR. It just means you need to know as many words that start with J as you can. Start with adjectives that start with J, like JACKED or JINXED. Continue with positive words that start with J if that’s JIBES better with you. Now you’re JAMMING.
What about Spanish words that start with J? Can you tap them for big points on your road to victory? It depends. “Jardin” (garden) and “joya” (jewel) are not playable, for example. But JEFE (boss) is a valid word in both Scrabble® and Words With Friends®. And then you’ve got Spanish J words that are the same in English too, like JAGUAR and JOVIAL. Welcome to the JUNGLE indeed!
Spelling norms and standards can vary greatly across different languages, even if you use mostly the same alphabet. Looking through a list of words ending in J reveals their relative rarity in English. Of the few words that make the list, they’re typically foreign in origin. You might know about HAJJ as the pilgrimage to Mecca, for example.