The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle (#432 – August 25, 2022) is the word clown. Apart from describing a comic entertainer or jester, it could also be used to refer to a countryman or a rude, uncultured person, according to Merriam-Webster. It’s quite a versatile word, so you want to be sure you’re clarifying your intent whenever you use it to avoid offending someone.
The origins of the word clown are uncertain, but Etymonline states that it is likely from a Scandinavian dialect, particularly the Icelandic word “klunni,” which means a clumsy or boorish fellow. It could also be from the Swedish word “kluns,” which translates to “a hard knob or a clumsy fellow,” and from Danish “klunt,” which means a log or block.
We solved the puzzle in five tries today, and we’d have probably done it in fewer tries if we started guessing with WordleBot’s favorite word, crane. Instead, we went with the Bot’s new favorite word, slate, as the first guess. We hope you solve the puzzle in fewer tries and preserve your streak.