Today's 'Wordle' Word of the Day: #254 Answer and Clues To Win February 28 Puzzle

Wordle #254 rounds out February with a very difficult puzzle that could be challenging if your starting word doesn't reveal many green tiles.

Josh Wardle's daily brainteaser has taken the internet by storm in 2022, attracting millions of regular players and inspiring a legion of imitators (some of which are blatant clones, while others find their own unique twist on the formula). In fact, Wordle has been such an unexpected success that The New York Times Company decided to purchase it for a seven-figure amount back in January.

This acquisition has proven to be quite controversial though, with fans worrying about the prospect of a paywall being introduced in the near future. Meanwhile, others have been critical of how The New York Times updated the game to restrict the use of certain words.

Despite these concerns, Wordle is still immensely popular and for many has become part of their daily routine. Speaking of which, the latest puzzle (for February 28) might trip up even the most strategic of players. To help you solve it, Newsweek has prepared a quick guide.

'Wordle' #254 Clues for February 28

As always, we will publish the final answer to Wordle #254 at the very end of this article. If you would prefer to solve it yourself, then we have also put together a few hints and tips that will give you a gentle nudge in the right direction.

These have been arranged so that they get progressively easier. For instance, the first clue gives you a rough idea of how to start, while the last one gives you a dictionary definition of the answer to Wordle #254.

  • Hint #1: Wordle #254 is a verb with two vowels. These must be placed in the 3rd and 5th tiles. A good starting word for identifying the vowels would be "Louie".
  • Hint #2: The word of the day also begins with a consonant digraph. This is when two letters combine to form a single sound. Examples of this include "CH", "SH" and "TH."
  • Hint #3: Wordle #254 happens to rhyme with the answer to last Thursday's puzzle.
  • Hint #4: It is also synonymous with "Gag," "Retch" and "Cough."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #254 as "to [...] block normal breathing by compressing or obstructing the trachea or by poisoning or adulterating available air."

'Wordle' #254 Answer for February 28

The answer to Wordle #254 is "Choke."

Wordle refreshes every 24 hours at 7 p.m. ET, at which a new puzzle will become available. To tide you over while you wait for this to happen, you might want to try out the math-themed guessing game Nerdle or its geography equivalent Worldle.

Wordle #254 Answer for February 28
Image shows the answer to "Wordle" #254. The word of the day for February 28 is "Choke." The New York Times Company