Speaking of pets, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle (#647 — March 28, 2023) is hurry. You’re probably familiar with the word and its meaning — “to make haste” — but what might be news to you is that the word is credited to Shakespeare.
Etymonline reports that the word was first recorded in Shakespearean writing, and is possibly a variation of the word “harry” or the West Midlands twist of Middle English “hurren,” which meant to buzz or vibrate rapidly, typically in the context of insects. Per the same source, it traces further back to Proto-Germanic “hurza,” meaning “to move with haste,” which is possibly the same root of the word “hurl.”
There are no sources specifying that Shakespeare invented the word, though. It might have been in common usage during the Elizabethan era, just not used in written text prior to the writings of the prominent playwright. We hope you turn your tiles green in as few tries as possible. To improve your chances of a quick win moving forward, here’s a guide to the best starting words for narrowing down possible answers to Wordle puzzles. And if you’re in the mood for more brain teasers, here are other games like Wordle you can try.