Association of British Scrabble Players

Culture > Domestic > Matches


Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


fidibus (Obs.) a paper spill for lighting a pipe etc.
fusee (Fr.) a match with a long oval head for outdoor use.
fuzee (Fr.) a match with a long oval head for outdoor use.
locofoco (Spanish) a match or cigar which can be lit by friction on any rough surface.
lucifer a match.
matchbook a book of matches.
phillumenist a collector of match-books.
phillumeny the hobby of collecting of matchbox labels.
vesta (Lat.) a kind of short wooden or wax match.
vesuvian a smoker's slow-burning match.