Today’s Wordle answer and hints for #599 on February 8

Here's the 'Wordle' answer for today, as well as some hints and clues

Wordle took the world by storm when it launched, and has kept players glued to their phone screens ever since. It’s such a simple concept for a puzzle game, but one that really lends itself to daily play, tasking you with guessing a five-letter word, all the while giving hints towards your progress.

Even if you’ve been playing Wordle since launch, you’ll struggle every now and then with the answer of the day. Some answers are simply harder to crack, while others may even be words you’ve literally never heard of (looking at you, CAULK).

Regardless, there’s no shame in needing a little hint every now and then. You’ll find the Wordle hint for today below, and even the answer if you’re curious. We’ll start with the hint, giving a clue as to the answer, without spoiling things too much. If you can work it out, great, but if not then feel free to check the answer and keep your Wordle streak alive and well. Here’s the Wordle answer for today:

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If you’re at your wits’ end, don’t stress – here’s today’s Wordle answer.

Wordle hint and clues for today (#599, February 8)

For anyone playing catch-up, the Wordle answer for yesterday (February 7) was APPLE. If you’d like a clue before reaching for the answer below, here’s three hints for today’s Wordle answer:

  1. This word is a verb
  2. It means to wave or swing wildly
  3. Features an ‘F’

Wordle
Wordle. Credit: Brandon Bell / Getty Images.

Today’s Wordle answer (February 8)

Today’s Wordle answer has two vowels and one repeating letter. It means to wave or swing wildly. The Wordle answer for today (puzzle 599 on February 8) is FLAIL.

We’ll update this page each day to ensure it’s got the latest Wordle answer, but if you don’t want to make checking a habit, there are some handy tips to work out each day’s puzzle yourself. Try to open your guesses with a word that has plenty of vowels – as mathematician Jonathan Olson identifies, some great words to use first include ‘Salet’, ‘Rance’, ‘Alter’, and ‘Crate’.

Previous Wordle answer archive

When guessing the Wordle answer for today, it can help to know what words have come before. Here’s some recent answers:

  • APPLE
  • NINTH
  • DANCE
  • UNLIT
  • TASTY
  • SHIRK
  • SCOLD
  • CROSS
  • CRAVE
  • FISHY
  • FLIRT
  • WORRY
  • BEEFY
  • MAIZE
  • COUNT
  • ALTER
  • MUCKY
  • CHARD
  • ADOPT
  • FROCK
  • SPIRE
  • KOALA
  • HUMAN
  • LEAPT
  • SEDAN
  • GRIMY
  • PIXIE
  • OPERA
  • LEMON
  • BELIE
  • SLEEK
  • LAYER
  • ANTIC
  • SKIRT
  • WHINE
  • MOLAR
  • HAVOC
  • IMPEL
  • CONDO
  • JUDGE
  • EXTRA
  • POISE
  • AORTA
  • EXCEL
  • LUNAR
  • THIRD
  • SLATE
  • TAPER
  • CHORD
  • PROBE
  • RIVAL
  • USUAL
  • SPOKE
  • APPLY
  • NAIVE
  • KNOCK
  • BRAID
  • INFER
  • JOUST
  • AMBER
  • WOKEN
  • ADORE
  • TORSO
  • CHAFE
  • EJECT
  • STUDY
  • UNDUE
  • TEPID
  • HAPPY
  • CLEAN
  • ITCHY
  • FEAST
  • DRIVE
  • PRIME
  • AXIOM
  • BRAVE
  • AVERT
  • GLYPH
  • THERE
  • BAKER
  • SNARL
  • MAPLE
  • INANE
  • VALET
  • MEDAL
  • UNITE
  • RAINY
  • SPELL
  • BEGIN
  • STALE
  • DREAM
  • PHOTO
  • ALOUD
  • INEPT
  • PINEY
  • APTLY
  • WALTZ
  • LIBEL
  • SNEAK
  • CARRY
  • FLOUT
  • FOGGY
  • FAULT
  • MUMMY
  • SPIEL
  • GROVE
  • DENIM
  • QUIRK
  • EXIST
  • STEIN
  • SPADE
  • CATCH
  • FLOOR
  • EQUAL
  • IONIC
  • VALID
  • ENJOY
  • HOWDY
  • VIGOR
  • DANDY
  • SLOTH
  • MARSH
  • BOUGH
  • STING
  • TWINE
  • LEAVE
  • SCORN
  • SCALD
  • USURP
  • SOGGY
  • BRISK
  • ADMIT
  • GRATE
  • GLORY
  • SAINT
  • RECAP
  • ALIKE
  • TRICE
  • STICK
  • CHUTE
  • PARER
  • DOUBT
  • THYME
  • ALPHA
  • BOOZE
  • LOFTY
  • THEME
  • CLASS
  • LEERY
  • TAUNT
  • WHOOP
  • INTER
  • GULLY
  • CHARM
  • FUNGI
  • PRIZE
  • ONSET
  • CHIEF
  • GAUZE
  • RUDER
  • IRONY
  • CLOWN
  • NEEDY
  • WOVEN
  • MERIT
  • WASTE
  • TREAT
  • SHRUG
  • TWANG
  • TWICE
  • GRUEL
  • POKER
  • KHAKI
  • HUNKY
  • LABEL
  • GLEAN
  • CLING
  • PATTY
  • UNFIT
  • SMEAR
  • AUDIO
  • BUGGY
  • RHYME
  • YOUTH
  • COYLY
  • QUART
  • CRAMP
  • BLUFF
  • UPSET
  • STOMP
  • MOTTO
  • CINCH
  • ELOPE
  • POWER
  • MIDGE
  • TRYST
  • APHID
  • BEADY
  • SMITE
  • BRINK
  • AWFUL
  • GLOAT
  • LOSER
  • CACAO
  • BLOWN
  • APRON
  • PRIMO
  • ATONE
  • DONOR
  • FLOAT
  • GOOSE
  • PIETY
  • GIRTH
  • TRAIT
  • FLOOD
  • DEPTH
  • FROTH
  • PHASE
  • SHOWY
  • CREAK
  • MANOR
  • ATOLL
  • BAYOU
  • CREPT
  • TIARA
  • ASSET
  • VOUCH
  • ALBUM
  • HINGE
  • MONEY
  • SCRAP
  • GAMER
  • GLASS
  • SCOUR
  • BEING
  • DELVE
  • YIELD
  • METAL
  • TIPSY
  • SLUNG
  • FARCE
  • GECKO
  • SHINE
  • CANNY
  • MIDST
  • BADGE
  • HOMER
  • TRAIN
  • HAIRY
  • STORY
  • FORGO
  • LARVA
  • TRASH
  • ZESTY
  • SHOWN
  • HEIST
  • ASKEW
  • INERT
  • OLIVE
  • PLANT
  • OXIDE
  • CARGO
  • FOYER
  • FLAIR
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Wordle
Wordle. Credit: Josh Wardle.

Other games like Wordle

If you find yourself struggling to land each answer every day, good news: there’s plenty of other similar games that can test your knowledge in other areas. The success of Wordle has meant that everyone has tried their hand at making similar games – even Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo chipped in to launch Weezle, which predictably tasks players with working out a lyric from the band’s songs each day.

If Weezer‘s not the band for you, there’s always Taylordle – which is the same game, except with Taylor Swift lyrics.

Staying on the subject of music, Heardle is an audio-themed take on Wordle that has fans try to guess the song of the day by listening to small snippets.

Beyond that, there’s also a battle royale, a dungeon crawler, and one that tests your knowledge of geography – so there’s plenty to choose from at the moment. There’s even a NSFW version for adults-only!

Wordle is available for free on PC and mobile.

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