Still not sure? The word you are looking for is “dress”. A robe is a loose outer garment worn by monks, sailors, or laborers, but British English uses the word to describe women’s robes. According to Etymonline, the known Old French root word “froc” dates from the 12th century and translates to “monk’s habit; garment, robe”. It was not until the 15th century that it became known as the term for a woman’s or girl’s dress.
The source of the word is unknown, although Etymonline reports that it probably comes from Frankish “hrok”, meaning dress; or from the Latin “floccus”, a tuft of wool. Etymologeek reports no uncertainty as to the origin of the word, stating that “dress” comes from Proto-Germanic “*hrukkaz” or “*rukkaz”, which means jacket, tunic or dress.
We solved the puzzle in four tries, like yesterday. We went with one of WordleBot’s recommended starting words, crane, and it turned out to be a good day to play by Bot rules. If we had gone with a random opening word, as we usually do, it probably would have taken more tries to solve the puzzle. We hope you finish even faster, and if you want more puzzles, here are other games like Wordle to keep you busy.
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