Wordle game help: 5-letter words with ‘K’

Still a long way to go.

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Since its October 2021 release, Wordle has become a popular way for players to start or end the day with a fun challenge. Each day, the game will pick a new five-letter mystery word, and you have a maximum of six tries and 24 hours to guess it. There are no clues to start; all you need to do is enter a valid word as the first guess, and the letters in it will change colors if they are present in the answer.

If the only letter you found over your first couple of guesses today was “K,” you might need some inspiration. Check out the list and guide below for a few ideas.

Five-letter words with “K” to try on Wordle

  • ABACK
  • ABAKA
  • ACKEE
  • ACOCK
  • AKEES
  • AKELA
  • AKENE
  • ALACK
  • ALIKE
  • ALKIE
  • ALKYD
  • ALKYL
  • AMOKS
  • AMUCK
  • ANKHS
  • ANKLE
  • ANKUS
  • APEAK
  • APEEK
  • ARAKS
  • ASKED
  • ASKER
  • ASKEW
  • ASKOI
  • ASKOS
  • AWAKE
  • AWOKE
  • AZUKI
  • BABKA
  • BACKS
  • BAKED
  • BAKER
  • BAKES
  • BALKS
  • BALKY
  • BANKS
  • BARKS
  • BARKY
  • BASKS
  • BATIK
  • BAULK
  • BAWKS
  • BEAKS
  • BEAKY
  • BECKS
  • BERKS
  • BIKED
  • BIKER
  • BIKES
  • BIKIE
  • BILKS
  • BIRKS
  • BISKS
  • BLACK
  • BLANK
  • BLEAK
  • BLINK
  • BLOCK
  • BLOKE
  • BOCKS
  • BOKEH
  • BONKS
  • BOOKS
  • BORKS
  • BOSKS
  • BOSKY
  • BRAKE
  • BRAKY
  • BRANK
  • BREAK
  • BRICK
  • BRINK
  • BRISK
  • BROCK
  • BROKE
  • BROOK
  • BRUSK
  • BUCKO
  • BUCKS
  • BULKS
  • BULKY
  • BUNKO
  • BUNKS
  • BURKA
  • BURKE
  • BURKS
  • BUSKS
  • CAKED
  • CAKES
  • CAKEY
  • CALKS
  • CARKS
  • CASKS
  • CASKY
  • CAULK
  • CHALK
  • CHARK
  • CHECK
  • CHEEK
  • CHICK
  • CHOCK
  • CHOKE
  • CHOKY
  • CHOOK
  • CHUCK
  • CHUNK
  • CLACK
  • CLANK
  • CLEEK
  • CLERK
  • CLICK
  • CLINK
  • CLOAK
  • CLOCK
  • CLONK
  • CLUCK
  • CLUNK
  • COCKS
  • COCKY
  • COKED
  • COKES
  • CONKS
  • CONKY
  • COOKS
  • COOKY
  • CORKS
  • CORKY
  • CRACK
  • CRAKE
  • CRANK
  • CREAK
  • CREEK
  • CRICK
  • CROAK
  • CROCK
  • CROOK
  • CRUCK
  • CRUNK
  • CUKES
  • CUSKS
  • DARKS
  • DAWKS
  • DECKS
  • DEKED
  • DEKES
  • DEKKO
  • DESKS
  • DHAKS
  • DHIKR
  • DICKY
  • DIKED
  • DIKER
  • DIKES
  • DINKS
  • DINKY
  • DIRKS
  • DISKS
  • DOCKS
  • DORKS
  • DORKY
  • DRAKE
  • DRANK
  • DRECK
  • DREKS
  • DRINK
  • DROKE
  • DROUK
  • DRUNK
  • DUCKS
  • DUCKY
  • DUKED
  • DUKES
  • DUMKA
  • DUMKY
  • DUNKS
  • DUSKS
  • DUSKY
  • DYKED
  • DYKES
  • EBOOK
  • EIKON
  • EKING
  • EKKAS
  • ENOKI
  • ENSKY
  • ESKAR
  • ESKER
  • EVOKE
  • FAKED
  • FAKER
  • FAKES
  • FAKEY
  • FAKIE
  • FAKIR
  • FECKS
  • FILKS
  • FINKS
  • FLACK
  • FLAKE
  • FLAKY
  • FLANK
  • FLASK
  • FLECK
  • FLICK
  • FLOCK
  • FLUKE
  • FLUKY
  • FLUNK
  • FOLKS
  • FOLKY
  • FORKS
  • FORKY
  • FRACK
  • FRANK
  • FREAK
  • FRISK
  • FROCK
  • FUNKS
  • FUNKY
  • FYKES
  • GAWKS
  • GAWKY
  • GECKO
  • GECKS
  • GEEKS
  • GEEKY
  • GINKS
  • GLEEK
  • GOOKY
  • GOPIK
  • GOWKS
  • GREEK
  • GROKS
  • GUCKS
  • GUNKS
  • GUNKY
  • HACEK
  • HACKS
  • HAICK
  • HAIKA
  • HAIKS
  • HAIKU
  • HAKES
  • HAKIM
  • HAKUS
  • HANKS
  • HANKY
  • HARKS
  • HAWKS
  • HECKS
  • HICKS
  • HIKED
  • HIKER
  • HIKES
  • HINKY
  • HOCKS
  • HOICK
  • HOKED
  • HOKES
  • HOKEY
  • HOKKU
  • HOKUM
  • HOLKS
  • HONKS
  • HOOKA
  • HOOKS
  • HOOKY
  • HOPAK
  • HORKS
  • HOWKS
  • HUCKS
  • HULKS
  • HULKY
  • HUNKS
  • HUNKY
  • HUSKS
  • HUSKY
  • ICKER
  • IKATS
  • IKONS
  • INKED
  • INKER
  • INKLE
  • IRKED
  • IROKO
  • JACKS
  • JACKY
  • JAKES
  • JAUKS
  • JERKS
  • JERKY
  • JINKS
  • JOCKO
  • JOCKS
  • JOCKY
  • JOKED
  • JOKER
  • JOKES
  • JOKEY
  • JOOKS
  • JOUKS
  • JUKED
  • JUKES
  • JUKUS
  • JUNKS
  • JUNKY
  • KABAB
  • KABAR
  • KABOB
  • KADIS
  • KAFIR
  • KAGUS
  • KAIAK
  • KAIFS
  • KAILS
  • KAINS
  • KAKAS
  • KAKIS
  • KALAM
  • KALES
  • KALIF
  • KALPA
  • KAMES
  • KAMIK
  • KANAS
  • KANES
  • KANJI
  • KANZU
  • KAONS
  • KAPAS
  • KAPHS
  • KAPOK
  • KAPOW
  • KAPPA
  • KAPUS
  • KAPUT
  • KARAT
  • KARMA
  • KARNS
  • KAROO
  • KARRI
  • KARST
  • KARTS
  • KASHA
  • KATAS
  • KAURI
  • KAURY
  • KAVAS
  • KAYAK
  • KAYOS
  • KAZOO
  • KBARS
  • KEBAB
  • KEBAR
  • KEBOB
  • KECKS
  • KEDGE
  • KEEFS
  • KEEKS
  • KEELS
  • KEENS
  • KEEPS
  • KEETS
  • KEEVE
  • KEFIR
  • KEIRS
  • KELEP
  • KELIM
  • KELLY
  • KELPS
  • KELPY
  • KELTS
  • KEMPS
  • KEMPT
  • KEMPY
  • KENAF
  • KENCH
  • KENDO
  • KENOS
  • KENTE
  • KEPIS
  • KERBS
  • KERFS
  • KERNE
  • KERNS
  • KERRY
  • KETAS
  • KETCH
  • KETOL
  • KEVEL
  • KEVIL
  • KEXES
  • KEYED
  • KEYER
  • KHADI
  • KHAFS
  • KHAKI
  • KHANS
  • KHAPH
  • KHATS
  • KHEDA
  • KHETH
  • KHETS
  • KHOUM
  • KIACK
  • KIANG
  • KIBBE
  • KIBBI
  • KIBEI
  • KIBES
  • KIBLA
  • KICKS
  • KICKY
  • KIDDO
  • KIDDY
  • KIEFS
  • KIERS
  • KILIM
  • KILLS
  • KILNS
  • KILOS
  • KILTS
  • KILTY
  • KINAS
  • KINDS
  • KINES
  • KINGS
  • KININ
  • KINOS
  • KIOSK
  • KIPPA
  • KIRKS
  • KIRNS
  • KISSY
  • KISTS
  • KITED
  • KITER
  • KITES
  • KITHE
  • KITHS
  • KITTY
  • KIVAS
  • KIWIS
  • KLICK
  • KLIEG
  • KLIKS
  • KLONG
  • KLOOF
  • KLUGE
  • KLUTZ
  • KNACK
  • KNAPS
  • KNARS
  • KNAUR
  • KNAVE
  • KNAWE
  • KNEAD
  • KNEED
  • KNEEL
  • KNEES
  • KNELL
  • KNELT
  • KNIFE
  • KNISH
  • KNITS
  • KNOBS
  • KNOCK
  • KNOLL
  • KNOPS
  • KNOSP
  • KNOTS
  • KNOUT
  • KNOWN
  • KNOWS
  • KNURL
  • KNURR
  • KNURS
  • KOALA
  • KOANS
  • KOBOS
  • KOELS
  • KOFTA
  • KOHLS
  • KOINE
  • KOJIS
  • KOKAM
  • KOKUM
  • KOLAS
  • KOLOS
  • KOMBU
  • KONKS
  • KOOKS
  • KOOKY
  • KOPEK
  • KOPHS
  • KOPJE
  • KOPPA
  • KORAI
  • KORAS
  • KORAT
  • KORMA
  • KORUN
  • KOTOS
  • KOTOW
  • KRAAL
  • KRAFT
  • KRAIS
  • KRAIT
  • KRAUT
  • KRAYS
  • KREEP
  • KREWE
  • KRILL
  • KRONA
  • KRONE
  • KROON
  • KRUBI
  • KUBIE
  • KUDOS
  • KUDUS
  • KUDZU
  • KUFIS
  • KUGEL
  • KUKRI
  • KULAK
  • KULFI
  • KUMIS
  • KUMYS
  • KURTA
  • KURUS
  • KUSSO
  • KVASS
  • KVELL
  • KYACK
  • KYAKS
  • KYARS
  • KYATS
  • KYLIN
  • KYLIX
  • KYRIE
  • KYTES
  • KYTHE
  • LACKS
  • LAKED
  • LAKER
  • LAKES
  • LAKHS
  • LANKY
  • LARKS
  • LARKY
  • LATKE
  • LEAKS
  • LEAKY
  • LEEKS
  • LICKS
  • LIKED
  • LIKEN
  • LIKER
  • LIKES
  • LINKS
  • LINKY
  • LOCKS
  • LOOKS
  • LOOKY
  • LUCKS
  • LUCKY
  • LUNKS
  • LURKS
  • MACKS
  • MAKAR
  • MAKER
  • MAKES
  • MAKIS
  • MAKOS
  • MANKY
  • MARKA
  • MARKS
  • MASKS
  • MERKS
  • MICKY
  • MIKED
  • MIKES
  • MIKRA
  • MIKVA
  • MILKS
  • MILKY
  • MINKE
  • MINKS
  • MIRKS
  • MIRKY
  • MOCKS
  • MOKES
  • MONKS
  • MOOKS
  • MOSKS
  • MUCKS
  • MUCKY
  • MUJIK
  • MURKS
  • MURKY
  • MUSKS
  • MUSKY
  • MUZAK
  • NAKED
  • NAKFA
  • NARKS
  • NARKY
  • NECKS
  • NEUKS
  • NICKS
  • NIKAH
  • NOCKS
  • NOOKS
  • NUKED
  • NUKES
  • OAKED
  • OAKEN
  • OAKUM
  • OCKER
  • OINKS
  • OKAPI
  • OKAYS
  • OKEHS
  • OKRAS
  • OTAKU
  • PACKS
  • PAIKS
  • PARKA
  • PARKS
  • PARKY
  • PASKA
  • PAWKY
  • PEAKS
  • PEAKY
  • PECKS
  • PECKY
  • PEEKS
  • PEKAN
  • PEKES
  • PEKIN
  • PEKOE
  • PERKS
  • PERKY
  • PESKY
  • PICKS
  • PICKY
  • PIKAS
  • PIKED
  • PIKER
  • PIKES
  • PIKIS
  • PINKO
  • PINKS
  • PINKY
  • PLACK
  • PLANK
  • PLINK
  • PLONK
  • PLUCK
  • PLUNK
  • POCKS
  • POCKY
  • POKED
  • POKER
  • POKES
  • POKEY
  • POLKA
  • POOKA
  • PORKS
  • PORKY
  • PRANK
  • PRICK
  • PRINK
  • PUCKA
  • PUCKS
  • PUKED
  • PUKES
  • PUKEY
  • PUKKA
  • PULIK
  • PULKA
  • PULKS
  • PUNKA
  • PUNKS
  • PUNKY
  • QAPIK
  • QUACK
  • QUAKE
  • QUAKY
  • QUARK
  • QUICK
  • QUIRK
  • RACKS
  • RAKED
  • RAKEE
  • RAKER
  • RAKES
  • RAKIS
  • RAKUS
  • RANKS
  • RECKS
  • REEKS
  • REEKY
  • REIKI
  • REINK
  • REKEY
  • RICKS
  • RINKS
  • RISKS
  • RISKY
  • ROCKS
  • ROCKY
  • ROOKS
  • ROOKY
  • RUCKS
  • RUKHS
  • RUSKS
  • RYKED
  • RYKES
  • SACKS
  • SAKER
  • SAKES
  • SAKIS
  • SAKTI
  • SAMEK
  • SARKS
  • SARKY
  • SCULK
  • SEEKS
  • SHACK
  • SHAKE
  • SHAKO
  • SHAKY
  • SHANK
  • SHARK
  • SHEIK
  • SHIRK
  • SHOCK
  • SHOOK
  • SHTIK
  • SHUCK
  • SICKO
  • SICKS
  • SIKAS
  • SIKER
  • SIKES
  • SILKS
  • SILKY
  • SINKS
  • SKAGS
  • SKALD
  • SKANK
  • SKATE
  • SKATS
  • SKEAN
  • SKEDS
  • SKEED
  • SKEEN
  • SKEES
  • SKEET
  • SKEGS
  • SKEIN
  • SKELL
  • SKELM
  • SKELP
  • SKENE
  • SKEPS
  • SKEWS
  • SKIDS
  • SKIED
  • SKIER
  • SKIES
  • SKIEY
  • SKIFF
  • SKILL
  • SKIMP
  • SKIMS
  • SKINK
  • SKINS
  • SKINT
  • SKIPS
  • SKIRL
  • SKIRR
  • SKIRT
  • SKITE
  • SKITS
  • SKIVE
  • SKOAL
  • SKOLS
  • SKORT
  • SKOSH
  • SKUAS
  • SKULK
  • SKULL
  • SKUNK
  • SKYED
  • SKYEY
  • SLACK
  • SLAKE
  • SLANK
  • SLEEK
  • SLICK
  • SLINK
  • SLUNK
  • SMACK
  • SMEEK
  • SMERK
  • SMIRK
  • SMOCK
  • SMOKE
  • SMOKY
  • SNACK
  • SNAKE
  • SNAKY
  • SNARK
  • SNEAK
  • SNECK
  • SNICK
  • SNOOK
  • SNUCK
  • SOAKS
  • SOCKO
  • SOCKS
  • SOKES
  • SOKOL
  • SOOKS
  • SOUKS
  • SPAKE
  • SPANK
  • SPARK
  • SPEAK
  • SPECK
  • SPIKE
  • SPIKY
  • SPOKE
  • SPOOK
  • SPUNK
  • STACK
  • STAKE
  • STALK
  • STANK
  • STARK
  • STEAK
  • STEEK
  • STICK
  • STINK
  • STIRK
  • STOCK
  • STOKE
  • STONK
  • STOOK
  • STORK
  • STUCK
  • STUNK
  • SUCKS
  • SUCKY
  • SUKHS
  • SULKS
  • SULKY
  • SWANK
  • SWINK
  • SYKES
  • TACKS
  • TACKY
  • TAIKO
  • TAKAS
  • TAKEN
  • TAKER
  • TAKES
  • TAKIN
  • TALKS
  • TALKY
  • TALUK
  • TANKA
  • TANKS
  • TAROK
  • TASKS
  • TEAKS
  • THACK
  • THANK
  • THICK
  • THINK
  • THUNK
  • TICKS
  • TIKES
  • TIKIS
  • TIKKA
  • TILAK
  • TOCKS
  • TOKAY
  • TOKED
  • TOKEN
  • TOKER
  • TOKES
  • TORSK
  • TRACK
  • TRAIK
  • TRANK
  • TREKS
  • TRICK
  • TRIKE
  • TROAK
  • TROCK
  • TROKE
  • TRUCK
  • TRUNK
  • TSKED
  • TUCKS
  • TUPIK
  • TURKS
  • TUSKS
  • TUSKY
  • TWEAK
  • TWERK
  • TWINK
  • TYKES
  • UKASE
  • UMIAK
  • VAKIL
  • VODKA
  • VOLKS
  • WACKE
  • WACKO
  • WACKS
  • WACKY
  • WAKED
  • WAKEN
  • WAKER
  • WAKES
  • WALKS
  • WARKS
  • WAUKS
  • WEEKS
  • WEKAS
  • WHACK
  • WHELK
  • WHISK
  • WICKS
  • WIKIS
  • WINKS
  • WOKEN
  • WOKER
  • WONKS
  • WONKY
  • WORKS
  • WRACK
  • WREAK
  • WRECK
  • WRICK
  • YACKS
  • YANKS
  • YAPOK
  • YARAK
  • YELKS
  • YERKS
  • YEUKS
  • YEUKY
  • YIKES
  • YOCKS
  • YOKED
  • YOKEL
  • YOKES
  • YOLKS
  • YOLKY
  • YONKS
  • YUCKS
  • YUCKY
  • YUKED
  • YUKES
  • YUKKY
  • ZAKAT
  • ZERKS
  • ZINKY
  • ZONKS
  • ZOOKS
  • ZOUKS

Even though “K” is not the most common letter in the alphabet, there are still hundreds of options left, which means you still have a long way to go. Start narrowing down the list first by crossing out words containing the “K” in positions where you know it can’t be, like the same place that made it appear yellow. If you have not found any other letters, at least some came out gray, which means you can also cross out all the words that contain any of those.

Then, focus on trying as many different letters as possible, starting from the ones that can give you the most information, and keep changing the position of the “K” until it comes out green. If a space still seems missing, check if one of the letters you already have might be repeated, like the “O” in “SPOOK.” But watch out for the plural forms on the list; they are valid guesses, but Wordle will never pick them as the answer to the challenge.

If you’re still unsure and don’t want to wait until Wordle resets at midnight local time, you can always look up the answer to today’s puzzle (which we update around 12am CT).