Wordle of The Day Hints & Answer for Word 488: October 20, 2022

Sidle on up to Friday with your Thursday Wordle hints!

Oh, good, it’s another Wordle of the day! We’re here to help you uncover the Wordle answer for October 20, 2022. That means it’s a Thursday again — just one day to go before another weekend break. The even better news is that the word games just don’t stop! If you’re trying to keep track, this latest one brings us finally to Wordle 488. I’m not sure if that’s a special number to anyone out there, but hey! Everything means something to someone. And if you’re here having issues guessing the correct word, we’re also here to help as usual. Whether you just need a few hints to get you on the right track or you’re simply looking for the answer as a means of keeping your score intact, we’re here to help.

We’re going to give some hints first before sharing the answer. If you just want said answer, scroll to the very bottom of the article. It’s right there in bold text below the aforementioned “SPOILER WARNING.” For those of you who just want a tiny nudge in the right direction, the next section includes both some easy hints (whether the word is a noun or a verb, a very broad category of what it could be, etc.) followed by some more specific clues. The latter should all but tell you what the word is.

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Today’s Wordle Word Hints of the Day: #488

In this section, we try to keep things vague and only point you in the right direction. Hints at this stage will be more about the meaning of the word, rather than any specific letters that are used in the word itself. We also won’t use other methods like “rhymes with,” “sounds similar to,” and the like. More specific hints are included just after that — finally followed by the full solution after a Wordle spoiler warning. Figured we’d just warn you one last time!

Easy Hints

These first hints will steer you in a general direction without giving too much away!

  • Usually comes in blue.
  • It’s typically very sturdy and doesn’t need frequent washing.

Even with those two hints, there are still plenty more possibilities to choose from. We’ll try to narrow things down in the next section!

More Specific Hints

You still absolutely get credit (and keep that streak going) if you need these beefier hints. Let’s narrow it down and get a bit more specific.

  • The kind of fabric that a very popular type of pants is made from.
  • Often also used to make jackets, in addition to pants.

Still drawing a blank? Think about it some more or scroll down for the final answer reveal.

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Wordle of the Day #488 Answer

Still having trouble? If you want to keep thinking about it, don’t scroll down just yet. We’re going to post the answer, in bold, below. It’s hard to miss and your eyes are naturally going to want to look at it, so I highly recommend you go no further unless you want it spoiled. Really, it’s coming right after this. Last chance!

The Wordle of the Day for October 20, 2022, #488 is:


This one feels like a nice reprieve after a couple of really ephemeral. Everybody likes bluejeans! Well, even if they don’t, I’d wager that most people know what it’s made from. Here’s hoping you got your answer quickly, too!

How’s that streak going? Looking to step up your Wordle game? Check out our other Wordle coverage! Our tips guide will help you choose some of the best starting words, if that’s your thing; for those who struggle with the “Not in Word List” error, we also explain what that means here. For those of you who are somehow playing Wordle, but don’t understand why it’s so darn popular, we’ve also got an explainer, so that you can finally know why it’s grown so quickly.