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lackaday

[ lak-uh-dey ]
/ ˈlæk əˌdeɪ /
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interjection Archaic.

(used as an expression of regret, sorrow, dismay, or disapproval.)

Nearby words

lacing, lacinia, laciniate, lack, lackadaisical, lackaday, lackawanna, lacker, lackey, lackey moth, lacking

Origin of lackaday

First recorded in 1685–95; alteration of alack the day
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British Dictionary definitions for lackaday

lackaday

/ (ˈlækəˌdeɪ) /

interjection

archaic another word for alas

Word Origin for lackaday

C17: from alack the day
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