Wordle 587 X: What is the answer for January 27 and what is the meaning?

Wordle 587 X: What is the answer for January 27 and what is the meaning?

Wordle is a word game that challenges players to guess the five-letter word of the day.

The web game has taken the world by storm since its launch in October 2021, with thousands playing every day.

Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle first created a prototype of the game in 2013, but returned to it in January 2021 and worked on it during lockdown with his partner, Palak Shah.

At first, only Wardle’s family played the game, but Wordle was released to a wider audience in October 2021 –and its popularity snowballed, becoming a global phenomenon.

Wardle then sold the game to The New York Times in January "for an undisclosed price in the low seven figures”.

But the essence of the game has remained the same since the sale – and it’s as addictive as ever.

Be aware that there are spoilers ahead!

How to play Wordle

First, head to the New York Times site. You’ll find a blank grid, a keyboard, and a list of rules.

The aim of the game is to guess the five-letter word in six guesses or fewer – and, the fewer guesses you make, the better.

Every guess you make must be a valid five-letter word, so you can’t just guess random letters.

When you make your guess, the letters will turn one of three colours: grey, yellow, or green.

If the letter is grey, it means it’s not in the word. This letter will also be greyed out on the keyboard.

If the letter is yellow, it means it is in the word, but in a different position. If the letter is green, it means you’ve guessed the right letter in the right position.

Keep guessing until all letters turn green and you reveal the correct word.

There is a new word to guess every day, and while some are fairly common (April’s words included “cheek” and “royal”, for example) others have been controversial (knoll, anyone?).

Find out below what the answer to today’s Wordle is, along with its definition. If you haven’t played Wordle yet today: spoiler warning!

There is a new Wordle word to guess every day. (Brandon Bell / Getty Images)
There is a new Wordle word to guess every day. (Brandon Bell / Getty Images)

Wordle hint and clues for January 27

The wordle clue has three hints, which include:

  • It’s a verb

  • It means to feel or cause to feel anxious or feeling troubled due to actual or potential problems

  • The word features a ‘W’

Wordle answer for January 27

The Wordle answer for the day features one vowel and one repeating letter and is a sensation many may be familiar with over the recent years.

The wordle answer for today and for puzzle 587 on January 27 is WORRY.