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Past Wordle answers and all previously used Wordle words

Every previous Wordle answer in the NYT word game.

An iPhone against a white wall showing Wordle with the word Tipsy as the correct answer after four guesses.
Image credit: Unsplash/Nils Huenerfuerst

If you want to know what all the past Wordle answers are, you've come to the right place. Wordle has been an immensely popular game for a couple of years now, as it has such a simple but addictive premise: six guesses to work out a five letter word, with the only hints being when you have a correct letter either in the right or wrong position.

Initially created by Josh Wardle in 2021, it surged in popularity at the end of the year, and spawned many imitators and clones. It has since been acquired by the New York Times to join their ever-expanding library of word and puzzle games, alongside classic like the Daily Crossword and Connections.

The reason having all of the previous Wordle answers to hand is helpful is because if a word has been used once, it cannot be used as an answer again, so you can eliminate hundreds of potential answers.

On this page:

All previous Wordle answers

Here are the most recent Wordle answers:

  • Wednesday 21st February (977) - BUILD
  • Tuesday 20th February (976) - MATCH
  • Monday 19th February (975) - PRICE
  • Sunday 18th February (974) - RIDGE
  • Saturday 17th February (973) - PSALM
  • Friday 16th February (972) - STASH
  • Thursday 15th February (971) - ASCOT

Here are all of the past Wordle answers in alphabetical order:

  • ABACK
  • ABASE
  • ABATE
  • ABBEY
  • ABOUT
  • ABOVE
  • ABYSS
  • ACRID
  • ACTOR
  • ACUTE
  • ADAPT
  • ADMIT
  • ADOBE
  • ADOPT
  • ADORE
  • ADULT
  • AFTER
  • AGAIN
  • AGAPE
  • AGATE
  • AGENT
  • AGILE
  • AGING
  • AGLOW
  • AGONY
  • AGREE
  • AHEAD
  • ALBUM
  • ALIEN
  • ALIKE
  • ALIVE
  • ALLOW
  • ALOFT
  • ALONE
  • ALOOF
  • ALOUD
  • ALPHA
  • ALTAR
  • ALTER
  • AMBER
  • AMISS
  • AMPLE
  • ANGEL
  • ANGER
  • ANGRY
  • ANODE
  • ANTIC
  • AORTA
  • APHID
  • APPLE
  • APPLY
  • APRON
  • APTLY
  • ARBOR
  • ARDOR
  • ARGUE
  • AROMA
  • ASIDE
  • ASKEW
  • ASSET
  • ATOLL
  • ATONE
  • AUDIO
  • AUDIT
  • AVAIL
  • AVERT
  • AWAIT
  • AWAKE
  • AWFUL
  • AXIOM
  • AZURE
  • BACON
  • BADGE
  • BADLY
  • BAGEL
  • BAKER
  • BALSA
  • BANAL
  • BARGE
  • BASIC
  • BATHE
  • BATON
  • BATTY
  • BAYOU
  • BEACH
  • BEADY
  • BEAST
  • BEEFY
  • BEGET
  • BEGIN
  • BEING
  • BELCH
  • BELIE
  • BELLY
  • BELOW
  • BENCH
  • BERET
  • BERTH
  • BESET
  • BINGE
  • BIOME
  • BIRCH
  • BIRTH
  • BLACK
  • BLAME
  • BLAND
  • BLEAK
  • BLEED
  • BLEEP
  • BLOCK
  • BLOKE
  • BLOND
  • BLOWN
  • BLUFF
  • BLURB
  • BLURT
  • BLUSH
  • BOOBY
  • BOOST
  • BOOZE
  • BOOZY
  • BORAX
  • BOUGH
  • BRAID
  • BRAKE
  • BRASH
  • BRAVE
  • BREAD
  • BREAK
  • BRIAR
  • BRIBE
  • BRIDE
  • BRIEF
  • BRINE
  • BRING
  • BRINK
  • BRISK
  • BROKE
  • BROOK
  • BROOM
  • BRUSH
  • BUGGY
  • BUILD
  • BUILT
  • BULKY
  • BULLY
  • BUNCH
  • BURLY
  • CABLE
  • CACAO
  • CACHE
  • CANDY
  • CANNY
  • CANOE
  • CAPER
  • CARAT
  • CARGO
  • CAROL
  • CARRY
  • CATCH
  • CATER
  • CAULK
  • CAUSE
  • CEDAR
  • CHAFE
  • CHAIN
  • CHAMP
  • CHANT
  • CHARD
  • CHARM
  • CHART
  • CHEAT
  • CHEEK
  • CHEST
  • CHIEF
  • CHILD
  • CHILL
  • CHIME
  • CHOIR
  • CHOKE
  • CHORD
  • CHUNK
  • CHUTE
  • CIDER
  • CIGAR
  • CINCH
  • CIRCA
  • CIVIC
  • CLASS
  • CLEAN
  • CLEAR
  • CLEFT
  • CLERK
  • CLICK
  • CLING
  • CLOCK
  • CLOSE
  • CLOTH
  • CLOWN
  • CLUCK
  • COACH
  • COAST
  • COCOA
  • COLON
  • COMET
  • COMMA
  • CONDO
  • CONIC
  • CORNY
  • COULD
  • COUNT
  • COURT
  • COVET
  • COWER
  • COYLY
  • CRAMP
  • CRANE
  • CRANK
  • CRASS
  • CRATE
  • CRAVE
  • CRAZE
  • CRAZY
  • CREAK
  • CREDO
  • CREPT
  • CRIME
  • CRIMP
  • CROAK
  • CRONE
  • CROSS
  • CRUMB
  • CRUST
  • CURLY
  • CYNIC
  • DADDY
  • DAISY
  • DANCE
  • DANDY
  • DEATH
  • DEBUG
  • DELTA
  • DELVE
  • DENIM
  • DEPOT
  • DEPTH
  • DIGIT
  • DINER
  • DISCO
  • DITTO
  • DODGE
  • DOING
  • DONOR
  • DONUT
  • DOUBT
  • DOWRY
  • DOZEN
  • DRAIN
  • DREAM
  • DRINK
  • DRIVE
  • DROLL
  • DROOP
  • DUCHY
  • DUTCH
  • DUVET
  • DWARF
  • DWELL
  • DWELT
  • EARTH
  • EGRET
  • EJECT
  • ELDER
  • ELOPE
  • ELUDE
  • EMAIL
  • EMPTY
  • ENEMA
  • ENJOY
  • ENNUI
  • ENTER
  • EPOCH
  • EPOXY
  • EQUAL
  • ERODE
  • ERROR
  • ESSAY
  • ETHIC
  • ETHOS
  • EVADE
  • EVERY
  • EVOKE
  • EXACT
  • EXCEL
  • EXERT
  • EXIST
  • EXPEL
  • EXTRA
  • EXULT
  • FARCE
  • FAULT
  • FAVOR
  • FEAST
  • FEIGN
  • FERRY
  • FEWER
  • FIELD
  • FIEND
  • FIFTY
  • FINAL
  • FINER
  • FIRST
  • FISHY
  • FIXER
  • FJORD
  • FLAIL
  • FLAIR
  • FLANK
  • FLARE
  • FLASK
  • FLESH
  • FLICK
  • FLING
  • FLIRT
  • FLOAT
  • FLOCK
  • FLOOD
  • FLOOR
  • FLORA
  • FLOSS
  • FLOUT
  • FLUFF
  • FLUME
  • FLYER
  • FOCAL
  • FOCUS
  • FOGGY
  • FOLLY
  • FORAY
  • FORGE
  • FORGO
  • FORTH
  • FOUND
  • FOYER
  • FRAME
  • FRANK
  • FRESH
  • FRIED
  • FROCK
  • FRONT
  • FROST
  • FROTH
  • FROZE
  • FUNGI
  • FUNNY
  • GAMER
  • GAMMA
  • GAUDY
  • GAUZE
  • GAWKY
  • GECKO
  • GENRE
  • GHOUL
  • GIANT
  • GIDDY
  • GIRTH
  • GIVEN
  • GLASS
  • GLAZE
  • GLEAN
  • GLOAT
  • GLOBE
  • GLOOM
  • GLORY
  • GLOVE
  • GLYPH
  • GNASH
  • GOLEM
  • GONER
  • GOOSE
  • GORGE
  • GOUGE
  • GRACE
  • GRADE
  • GRAIL
  • GRAND
  • GRAPH
  • GRATE
  • GREAT
  • GREEN
  • GREET
  • GRIEF
  • GRIME
  • GRIMY
  • GRIPE
  • GROIN
  • GROUP
  • GROUT
  • GROVE
  • GROWL
  • GRUEL
  • GUANO
  • GUARD
  • GUEST
  • GUIDE
  • GUILD
  • GULLY
  • GUPPY
  • HAIRY
  • HAPPY
  • HATCH
  • HATER
  • HAVOC
  • HEADY
  • HEART
  • HEATH
  • HEIST
  • HELIX
  • HELLO
  • HERON
  • HINGE
  • HOARD
  • HOBBY
  • HOMER
  • HORDE
  • HORSE
  • HOTEL
  • HOUND
  • HOUSE
  • HOWDY
  • HUMAN
  • HUMID
  • HUMOR
  • HUMPH
  • HUNKY
  • HURRY
  • HUTCH
  • HYPER
  • IGLOO
  • IMPEL
  • INANE
  • INDEX
  • INEPT
  • INERT
  • INFER
  • INPUT
  • INTER
  • IONIC
  • IRATE
  • IRONY
  • ISLET
  • ITCHY
  • IVORY
  • JAUNT
  • JAZZY
  • JOKER
  • JOUST
  • JUDGE
  • KARMA
  • KAYAK
  • KAZOO
  • KEBAB
  • KHAKI
  • KIOSK
  • KNEEL
  • KNELT
  • KNOCK
  • KNOLL
  • KOALA
  • LABEL
  • LABOR
  • LAPEL
  • LAPSE
  • LARGE
  • LARVA
  • LATTE
  • LAYER
  • LEAFY
  • LEAKY
  • LEAPT
  • LEARN
  • LEASH
  • LEAVE
  • LEDGE
  • LEGGY
  • LEERY
  • LEMON
  • LIBEL
  • LIGHT
  • LILAC
  • LIMIT
  • LINEN
  • LINER
  • LIVER
  • LOCUS
  • LOFTY
  • LOGIC
  • LOOPY
  • LOSER
  • LOVER
  • LOWLY
  • LOYAL
  • LUCKY
  • LUNAR
  • LUNCH
  • LUNGE
  • LUSTY
  • LYING
  • MADAM
  • MAGIC
  • MAGMA
  • MAIZE
  • MAJOR
  • MANIA
  • MANLY
  • MANOR
  • MAPLE
  • MARCH
  • MARRY
  • MARSH
  • MASON
  • MASSE
  • MATCH
  • MATEY
  • MAXIM
  • MAYBE
  • MEALY
  • MEANT
  • MEDAL
  • MERCY
  • MERIT
  • MERRY
  • METAL
  • METRO
  • MICRO
  • MIDGE
  • MIDST
  • MIMIC
  • MINCE
  • MODEL
  • MOIST
  • MOLAR
  • MONEY
  • MONTH
  • MOOSE
  • MOSSY
  • MOTOR
  • MOTTO
  • MOULT
  • MOUNT
  • MOURN
  • MOUSE
  • MOVIE
  • MUCKY
  • MUMMY
  • MURAL
  • MUSIC
  • NAIVE
  • NANNY
  • NASTY
  • NATAL
  • NAVAL
  • NEEDY
  • NEVER
  • NIGHT
  • NINJA
  • NINTH
  • NOBLE
  • NOISE
  • NORTH
  • NYMPH
  • OCCUR
  • OCEAN
  • OFFAL
  • OLDER
  • OLIVE
  • ONION
  • ONSET
  • OPERA
  • OTHER
  • OUGHT
  • OUTDO
  • OXIDE
  • PANEL
  • PANIC
  • PAPER
  • PARER
  • PARRY
  • PARTY
  • PASTA
  • PATTY
  • PAUSE
  • PEACE
  • PEACH
  • PERCH
  • PERKY
  • PHASE
  • PHONE
  • PHONY
  • PHOTO
  • PIANO
  • PICKY
  • PIETY
  • PILOT
  • PINEY
  • PINKY
  • PINTO
  • PIQUE
  • PITHY
  • PIXEL
  • PIXIE
  • PLACE
  • PLANK
  • PLANT
  • PLATE
  • PLAZA
  • PLEAT
  • PLUCK
  • PLUNK
  • POINT
  • POISE
  • POKER
  • POLKA
  • POLYP
  • POUND
  • POWER
  • PRICE
  • PRICK
  • PRIDE
  • PRIME
  • PRIMO
  • PRINT
  • PRIZE
  • PROBE
  • PROVE
  • PROXY
  • PSALM
  • PULPY
  • PURGE
  • QUALM
  • QUART
  • QUEEN
  • QUERY
  • QUEST
  • QUEUE
  • QUICK
  • QUIET
  • QUIRK
  • QUOTE
  • RADIO
  • RAINY
  • RAMEN
  • RANCH
  • RANGE
  • RATIO
  • RAYON
  • REACT
  • REBUS
  • REBUT
  • RECAP
  • REGAL
  • RELIC
  • RENEW
  • REPAY
  • REPEL
  • RESIN
  • RETCH
  • RETRO
  • RETRY
  • REVEL
  • RHINO
  • RHYME
  • RIDGE
  • RIGHT
  • RIPER
  • RIVAL
  • ROBIN
  • ROBOT
  • ROCKY
  • RODEO
  • ROGUE
  • ROOMY
  • ROUGE
  • ROUND
  • ROUSE
  • ROUTE
  • ROYAL
  • RUDDY
  • RUDER
  • RUPEE
  • RUSTY
  • SAINT
  • SALAD
  • SALSA
  • SALTY
  • SASSY
  • SAUTE
  • SCALD
  • SCANT
  • SCARE
  • SCARF
  • SCOLD
  • SCOPE
  • SCORN
  • SCOUR
  • SCOUT
  • SCRAM
  • SCRAP
  • SCRUB
  • SEDAN
  • SEEDY
  • SERVE
  • SEVER
  • SHAKE
  • SHALL
  • SHAME
  • SHARD
  • SHARP
  • SHAWL
  • SHIFT
  • SHINE
  • SHIRE
  • SHIRK
  • SHORN
  • SHOWN
  • SHOWY
  • SHRUB
  • SHRUG
  • SHYLY
  • SIEGE
  • SIGHT
  • SISSY
  • SKILL
  • SKIMP
  • SKIRT
  • SKUNK
  • SLATE
  • SLEEK
  • SLEEP
  • SLOPE
  • SLOSH
  • SLOTH
  • SLUMP
  • SLUNG
  • SMALL
  • SMART
  • SMASH
  • SMEAR
  • SMELT
  • SMILE
  • SMIRK
  • SMITE
  • SNACK
  • SNAFU
  • SNAIL
  • SNAKE
  • SNAKY
  • SNARE
  • SNARL
  • SNEAK
  • SNOUT
  • SOGGY
  • SOLAR
  • SOLID
  • SOLVE
  • SONIC
  • SOUND
  • SOWER
  • SPACE
  • SPADE
  • SPELL
  • SPEND
  • SPENT
  • SPICE
  • SPICY
  • SPIEL
  • SPIKE
  • SPILL
  • SPIRE
  • SPLAT
  • SPOKE
  • SPRAY
  • SPURT
  • SQUAD
  • SQUAT
  • STAFF
  • STAGE
  • STAID
  • STAIR
  • STALE
  • STAND
  • START
  • STASH
  • STEAD
  • STEED
  • STEIN
  • STICK
  • STIFF
  • STILL
  • STING
  • STINK
  • STOCK
  • STOLE
  • STOMP
  • STONE
  • STONY
  • STOOL
  • STORE
  • STORY
  • STOUT
  • STOVE
  • STRAP
  • STRAW
  • STUDY
  • STYLE
  • SUGAR
  • SULKY
  • SURER
  • SURLY
  • SUSHI
  • SWEAT
  • SWEEP
  • SWEET
  • SWILL
  • SWINE
  • SWIRL
  • SYRUP
  • TABLE
  • TACIT
  • TAKEN
  • TALON
  • TANGY
  • TAPER
  • TAPIR
  • TARDY
  • TASTE
  • TASTY
  • TAUNT
  • TAWNY
  • TEASE
  • TEMPO
  • TENTH
  • TEPID
  • THEIR
  • THEME
  • THERE
  • THESE
  • THIEF
  • THING
  • THINK
  • THIRD
  • THORN
  • THOSE
  • THREE
  • THREW
  • THROW
  • THUMB
  • THUMP
  • THYME
  • TIARA
  • TIBIA
  • TIGER
  • TILDE
  • TIPSY
  • TODAY
  • TONIC
  • TOPAZ
  • TOPIC
  • TORSO
  • TOTEM
  • TOUCH
  • TOUGH
  • TOXIC
  • TRACE
  • TRACT
  • TRADE
  • TRAIN
  • TRAIT
  • TRASH
  • TRAWL
  • TREAT
  • TREND
  • TRIAD
  • TRICE
  • TRITE
  • TROLL
  • TROPE
  • TROVE
  • TRUSS
  • TRUST
  • TRUTH
  • TRYST
  • TWANG
  • TWEAK
  • TWEED
  • TWICE
  • TWINE
  • TWIRL
  • ULCER
  • ULTRA
  • UNCLE
  • UNDER
  • UNDUE
  • UNFED
  • UNFIT
  • UNIFY
  • UNITE
  • UNLIT
  • UNMET
  • UNTIE
  • UNTIL
  • UNZIP
  • UPSET
  • USAGE
  • USHER
  • USING
  • USUAL
  • USURP
  • UTTER
  • VAGUE
  • VALET
  • VALID
  • VENOM
  • VERVE
  • VIGOR
  • VIOLA
  • VIRAL
  • VITAL
  • VIVID
  • VODKA
  • VOICE
  • VOTER
  • VOUCH
  • WACKY
  • WALTZ
  • WASTE
  • WATCH
  • WEARY
  • WEDGE
  • WHACK
  • WHALE
  • WHEEL
  • WHELP
  • WHERE
  • WHICH
  • WHIFF
  • WHILE
  • WHINE
  • WHIRL
  • WHISK
  • WHOOP
  • WINCE
  • WINDY
  • WOKEN
  • WOMAN
  • WOOER
  • WORDY
  • WORLD
  • WORRY
  • WORSE
  • WORST
  • WOULD
  • WOVEN
  • WRATH
  • WRITE
  • WRONG
  • WROTE
  • WRUNG
  • YACHT
  • YEARN
  • YIELD
  • YOUNG
  • YOUTH
  • ZESTY

What is Wordle?

As mentioned in the intro, Wordle is a word game where you have six attempts to work out what the five letter word is for the day. To do this, you must input other five letter words, and via the process of elimination, you can deduce what the final word is.

This works because if you have a letter correct - it's in the final word and it's in the correct position - it will be highlighted green. If you have a correct letter but it is found elsewhere in the word, it will turn yellow. Any letters that remain grey aren't featured in the correct word at all.

However, you only have six guesses to figure it out, so if you have any grey letters in your early guesses, make sure you don't suggest any words that also contain these letters in future. Your best bet is to use a word with the most common consonants, and definitely do not guess any words with repeating letters for your first or second attempt. Words like REACH, FEAST, ROAST, TRIED, and CABLE are all solid choices to start with if you want to eliminate letters as quickly as possible and narrow down your options.

You can play Wordle here in the NYTimes Games section.

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