Wordle game help: 5-letter words with ‘O’ and ‘T’

Good luck with these.

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Figuring out the answer to Wordle is not always an easy task. Though the format of the game is simple, languages are vast and full of possibilities—including the English language—which means today’s word might simply not be part of your vocabulary. Or at least it might be forgotten in the back of your mind, hard to remember without more clues.

Depending on the word of the day, you may have only found a couple of letters, none of them green yet, after your first guesses. If those letters are “O” and “T” and you feel like you need to know more about your possibilities before you continue, check out the list and guide below for some ideas.

Five-letter words with “O” and “T” to try on Wordle

  • ABBOT
  • ABORT
  • ABOUT
  • ACTOR
  • ADBOT
  • ADOPT
  • AFOOT
  • ALLOT
  • ALOFT
  • ALTHO
  • ALTOS
  • AMORT
  • AORTA
  • APORT
  • ARGOT
  • ASCOT
  • ATOLL
  • ATOMS
  • ATOMY
  • ATONE
  • ATONY
  • ATOPY
  • AUTOS
  • AZOTE
  • AZOTH
  • BATON
  • BEGOT
  • BENTO
  • BESOT
  • BETON
  • BHOOT
  • BIGOT
  • BIONT
  • BIOTA
  • BLOAT
  • BLOTS
  • BOART
  • BOAST
  • BOATS
  • BOITE
  • BOLTS
  • BOOST
  • BOOTH
  • BOOTS
  • BOOTY
  • BORTS
  • BORTY
  • BORTZ
  • BOTAS
  • BOTCH
  • BOTEL
  • BOTHY
  • BOTTS
  • BOULT
  • BOUTS
  • BROTH
  • BUTEO
  • BUTOH
  • CANTO
  • CAPOT
  • CENTO
  • CHOTT
  • CLOOT
  • CLOTH
  • CLOTS
  • CLOUT
  • COACT
  • COAPT
  • COAST
  • COATI
  • COATS
  • COLTS
  • COMET
  • COMPT
  • COMTE
  • CONTE
  • CONTO
  • COOPT
  • COOTS
  • COSET
  • COSTA
  • COSTS
  • COTAN
  • COTED
  • COTES
  • COTTA
  • COUNT
  • COURT
  • COUTH
  • COVET
  • CROFT
  • CYTON
  • DATOS
  • DATTO
  • DEPOT
  • DETOX
  • DHOTI
  • DICOT
  • DITTO
  • DIVOT
  • DOATS
  • DOEST
  • DOETH
  • DOITS
  • DOLTS
  • DONUT
  • DORTY
  • DOTAL
  • DOTED
  • DOTER
  • DOTES
  • DOTTY
  • DOUBT
  • DOUTS
  • DROIT
  • DROPT
  • EMOTE
  • ERGOT
  • ESCOT
  • ESTOP
  • ETHOS
  • EXTOL
  • FETOR
  • FLOAT
  • FLOTA
  • FLOUT
  • FOIST
  • FONTS
  • FOOTS
  • FOOTY
  • FORTE
  • FORTH
  • FORTS
  • FORTY
  • FOUNT
  • FRONT
  • FROST
  • FROTH
  • FUTON
  • GATOR
  • GAVOT
  • GEMOT
  • GHOST
  • GIGOT
  • GLOAT
  • GLOST
  • GLOUT
  • GOATS
  • GOATY
  • GODET
  • GOEST
  • GOETH
  • GOTCH
  • GOTHS
  • GOUTS
  • GOUTY
  • GRIOT
  • GROAT
  • GROTS
  • GROUT
  • GUSTO
  • GUYOT
  • HELOT
  • HOIST
  • HOLTS
  • HOOTS
  • HOOTY
  • HORST
  • HOSTA
  • HOSTS
  • HOTCH
  • HOTEL
  • HOTLY
  • HOTTY
  • IDIOT
  • INGOT
  • INTRO
  • IOTAS
  • JABOT
  • JATOS
  • JETON
  • JOINT
  • JOIST
  • JOLTS
  • JOLTY
  • JOTAS
  • JOTTY
  • JOUST
  • JUNTO
  • KETOL
  • KNOTS
  • KNOUT
  • KOFTA
  • KORAT
  • KOTOS
  • KOTOW
  • LENTO
  • LIROT
  • LITHO
  • LOATH
  • LOFTS
  • LOFTY
  • LOOTS
  • LOTAH
  • LOTAS
  • LOTIC
  • LOTOS
  • LOTTE
  • LOTTO
  • LOTUS
  • LOUTS
  • LOVAT
  • MAGOT
  • MATZO
  • MENTO
  • METOL
  • METRO
  • MOATS
  • MOIST
  • MOLTO
  • MOLTS
  • MONTE
  • MONTH
  • MONTY
  • MOOTS
  • MORTS
  • MOSTE
  • MOSTS
  • MOTEL
  • MOTES
  • MOTET
  • MOTEY
  • MOTHS
  • MOTHY
  • MOTIF
  • MOTOR
  • MOTTE
  • MOTTO
  • MOTTS
  • MOULT
  • MOUNT
  • MOUTH
  • MUTON
  • NETOP
  • NITON
  • NITRO
  • NONET
  • NORTH
  • NOTAL
  • NOTCH
  • NOTED
  • NOTER
  • NOTES
  • NOTUM
  • NOWTS
  • NUTSO
  • OASTS
  • OATEN
  • OATER
  • OATHS
  • OBITS
  • OBJET
  • OCTAD
  • OCTAL
  • OCTAN
  • OCTET
  • OCTYL
  • ODIST
  • OFTEN
  • OFTER
  • OMITS
  • ONCET
  • ONSET
  • ONTIC
  • OOTID
  • OPTED
  • OPTIC
  • ORATE
  • ORBIT
  • ORTHO
  • OSTIA
  • OTAKU
  • OTHER
  • OTTAR
  • OTTER
  • OTTOS
  • OUGHT
  • OUSTS
  • OUTBY
  • OUTDO
  • OUTED
  • OUTER
  • OUTGO
  • OUTRE
  • OUTRO
  • OVATE
  • OVERT
  • OWLET
  • OXTER
  • PANTO
  • PATIO
  • PESTO
  • PETTO
  • PHOTO
  • PHOTS
  • PICOT
  • PILOT
  • PINOT
  • PINTO
  • PITON
  • PITOT
  • PIVOT
  • PLOTS
  • PLOTZ
  • PLUOT
  • POETS
  • POINT
  • PORTS
  • POSIT
  • POSTS
  • POTSY
  • POTTO
  • POTTY
  • POULT
  • POUTS
  • POUTY
  • PROST
  • PUNTO
  • PUTON
  • PUTTO
  • QUOIT
  • QUOTA
  • QUOTE
  • QUOTH
  • RATIO
  • RATOS
  • RECTO
  • REPOT
  • RETRO
  • RIOTS
  • ROAST
  • ROBOT
  • ROOST
  • ROOTS
  • ROOTY
  • ROSET
  • ROSTI
  • ROTAS
  • ROTCH
  • ROTES
  • ROTIS
  • ROTLS
  • ROTOR
  • ROTOS
  • ROTTE
  • ROUST
  • ROUTE
  • ROUTH
  • ROUTS
  • ROWTH
  • RYOTS
  • SABOT
  • SANTO
  • SCOOT
  • SCOTS
  • SCOUT
  • SETON
  • SEXTO
  • SHOAT
  • SHOOT
  • SHORT
  • SHOTE
  • SHOTS
  • SHOTT
  • SHOUT
  • SKORT
  • SLOTH
  • SLOTS
  • SMOLT
  • SMOTE
  • SNOOT
  • SNORT
  • SNOTS
  • SNOUT
  • SOFTA
  • SOFTS
  • SOFTY
  • SOOTH
  • SOOTS
  • SOOTY
  • SORTS
  • SOTHS
  • SOTOL
  • SOUTH
  • SPORT
  • SPOTS
  • SPOUT
  • STENO
  • STOAE
  • STOAI
  • STOAS
  • STOAT
  • STOBS
  • STOCK
  • STOGY
  • STOIC
  • STOKE
  • STOLE
  • STOMA
  • STOMP
  • STONE
  • STONK
  • STONY
  • STOOD
  • STOOK
  • STOOL
  • STOOP
  • STOPE
  • STOPS
  • STOPT
  • STORE
  • STORK
  • STORM
  • STORY
  • STOSS
  • STOTS
  • STOTT
  • STOUP
  • STOUR
  • STOUT
  • STOVE
  • STOWP
  • STOWS
  • STROP
  • STROW
  • STROY
  • SWOTS
  • TABOO
  • TABOR
  • TACOS
  • TAIKO
  • TALON
  • TANGO
  • TANTO
  • TARDO
  • TAROC
  • TAROK
  • TAROS
  • TAROT
  • TASSO
  • TAUON
  • TAXOL
  • TAXON
  • TELCO
  • TELOI
  • TELOS
  • TEMPO
  • TENNO
  • TENON
  • TENOR
  • TEPOY
  • THIOL
  • THOLE
  • THONG
  • THORN
  • THORO
  • THORP
  • THOSE
  • THOUS
  • THROB
  • THROE
  • THROW
  • TIGON
  • TIROS
  • TOADS
  • TOADY
  • TOAST
  • TOCKS
  • TOCOS
  • TODAY
  • TODDY
  • TOEAS
  • TOFFS
  • TOFFY
  • TOFTS
  • TOFUS
  • TOGAE
  • TOGAS
  • TOGUE
  • TOILE
  • TOILS
  • TOITS
  • TOKAY
  • TOKED
  • TOKEN
  • TOKER
  • TOKES
  • TOLAN
  • TOLAR
  • TOLAS
  • TOLED
  • TOLES
  • TOLLS
  • TOLTS
  • TOLUS
  • TOLYL
  • TOMAN
  • TOMBS
  • TOMES
  • TOMMY
  • TONAL
  • TONDI
  • TONDO
  • TONED
  • TONER
  • TONES
  • TONEY
  • TONGA
  • TONGS
  • TONIC
  • TONNE
  • TONUS
  • TOOLS
  • TOONS
  • TOOTH
  • TOOTS
  • TOPAZ
  • TOPED
  • TOPEE
  • TOPER
  • TOPES
  • TOPHE
  • TOPHI
  • TOPHS
  • TOPIC
  • TOPIS
  • TOPOI
  • TOPOS
  • TOQUE
  • TORAH
  • TORAS
  • TORCH
  • TORCS
  • TORES
  • TORIC
  • TORII
  • TOROS
  • TOROT
  • TORRS
  • TORSE
  • TORSI
  • TORSK
  • TORSO
  • TORTA
  • TORTE
  • TORTS
  • TORUS
  • TOSAS
  • TOTAL
  • TOTED
  • TOTEM
  • TOTER
  • TOTES
  • TOUCH
  • TOUGH
  • TOURS
  • TOUSE
  • TOUTS
  • TOWED
  • TOWEL
  • TOWER
  • TOWIE
  • TOWNS
  • TOWNY
  • TOXIC
  • TOXIN
  • TOYED
  • TOYER
  • TOYON
  • TOYOS
  • TRIGO
  • TRIOL
  • TRIOS
  • TROAK
  • TROCK
  • TRODE
  • TROGS
  • TROIS
  • TROKE
  • TROLL
  • TROMP
  • TRONA
  • TRONE
  • TROOP
  • TROOZ
  • TROPE
  • TROTH
  • TROTS
  • TROUT
  • TROVE
  • TROWS
  • TROYS
  • TSUBO
  • TUMOR
  • TURBO
  • TUTOR
  • TYPOS
  • TYROS
  • UNGOT
  • VOLTA
  • VOLTE
  • VOLTI
  • VOLTS
  • VOMIT
  • VOTED
  • VOTER
  • VOTES
  • WHORT
  • WONTS
  • WORST
  • WORTH
  • WORTS
  • WROTE
  • WROTH
  • YOUTH
  • ZLOTE
  • ZLOTY
  • ZOOTY

Though the list above is long, it can be narrowed down to better fit your needs. All it takes is following a few steps. The placement of the letters is important at this point, and so is not re-using the ones that you already know aren’t part of the answer. First, copy this list somewhere and cross out all of the options that contain any letters that came out gray to you. Then, look at the letters that came out yellow in your previous guess (in this case, probably “O” and “T”) and cross out the options in which their placement is the same as in that guess. That should guarantee you don’t waste any of your precious guesses with redundant information.

For those next guesses, try to test vowels like “E” and “U” together with consonants like “H,” “R,” and “S”, depending on what you have or haven’t used before. In case you decide to keep the “O” and the T” for that, try to place them somewhere new by sticking to the words that remain on your list. If there aren’t that many left, you can even check if there are any specific letters that appear the most among those words.

Also, be careful with plural forms—they are valid guesses in the game, but they will never be chosen as the word of the day.

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).