Words That End With Q

Competitive Scrabble players know that the letter Q is one of the least used letters in the English language. When you’re holding the letter Q many players wait in hopes of also drawing a U. But when a U isn’t available it’s good to learn some words that end in Q that you can play without a U. Listed below are words ending with Q. 

Acceptable words within Scrabble play that end in the letter Q

  • Suq – Variant of souk; a marketplace in Arab cities.
  • Talaq – A method of divorce in Islamic law.
  • Tranq – Short for tranquilizer.
  • Tsaddiq/tzaddiq – A Hebrew term for a spiritual leader.
  • Umiaq – A boat made of stretched animal skins by Inuits.

Abbreviated words not acceptable in Scrabble play that end in the letter Q

  • Unq – The abbreviation for unnilquadium.
  • .mq – Used in internet addresses to stand for Martinique.
  • GHQ – General headquarters.
  • CQ – Letters at the beginning of radio transmissions that are intended for all receivers.

Famous people and places are also found with the letter Q as the last letter

  • Inupiaq – A group of Eskimos; also the name for their language.
  • Mi’kmaq – A variation on Micmac, a group of Native Americans residing primarily in Canadian provinces.
  • Zia ul-Haq – A Pakistani president from 1978 until 1988.

These Q ending words above are useful for Scrabble, Words With Friends, Literati, Upwords, Boggle or any word game.

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