Monday, March 8, 2010

Offensive Words in Scrabble ( Q and Z )

There aren`t many offensive words that begin with Q or Z. As a matter of fact, ZAMBO+S ( offensive word for a Black person ), is the only offensive word I found,beginning with Z. There are 3 offensive words starting with Q: QUEERCORE+S ( gay-oriented punk music ), QUEERDOM+S (gay culture ) and QUIM+S ( taboo word for the female genitals ). There might be more offensive words beginning with Q and Z, but that`s all I could find. Please let me know if you find some more.


  1. QUASHEE (or QUASHIE) is definitely offensive for a black West Indian. QUIDNUNC (a seeker after gossip), QUODLIBERTARIAN (a disputatious person), QUACK and QUACKSALVER (a charlatan) are at least derogatory. QUIXOTE might be construed as derogatory depending on one's view of the hero of Cervantes' rather tedious romance.

  2. I agree with you, David! QUASHEE and QUASHIE shouldn`t be in the Friends and Family Edition of the Collins Scrabble Dictionary!