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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.)
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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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