It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
@steveohwot That is an allowable word in US English. Perhaps you were playing a game in a different language? Even UK English uses a different dictionary. Toward the top of the screen where it say "so-and-so Played WORD for 13 points" Just to the left of that is a little flag which represents the language the game is being played. An American Flag represents US English.