What does Outwordle mean in Wordle?

To beat someone at Wordle by being smarter

If you’ve been keeping an eye on social media platforms, particularly Twitter, you might have come across the term ‘Outwordle’. This is when a player of the popular online game Wordle manages to outwit another player by solving the daily word puzzle in fewer attempts. It’s a way for people to brag a little about their word-solving skills.

The man behind this incredibly addictive game is not Josh Wardle, but a brilliant mind who decided to put it out there in the fall of 2021. Despite a quiet launch, the game exploded in popularity by January 2022, with a huge number of people across the globe trying their hand at the daily puzzle. In fact, it became so popular that it was bought by The New York Times at the end of January 2022.

Wordle is a deceptively simple game that tests your vocabulary and problem-solving skills. It’s almost like a crossword puzzle, but with a twist. Each day, there’s a new puzzle that every player gets to try. You have to guess a five-letter word, but you only get six attempts to do it.

Each guess you make shows up as a row, with each letter color-coded. A grey letter means it’s not in the word at all. A yellow letter is in the word, but it’s not in the right place. And a green letter is not only in the word, but it’s also in the correct position. So, if you manage to ‘Outwordle’ someone, you’ve guessed the word in fewer tries than they have. It’s a fun way to add a little competition to your Wordle games.

Example for using ‘Outwordle’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what? I just outwordled my friend in today’s Wordle puzzle! πŸŽ‰

No way! How many attempts did it take you?

Just three! I was on fire today. πŸ”₯

That’s impressive! I need to step up my Wordle game. πŸ˜…