lackaday

[lak-uh-dey]

Origin of lackaday

First recorded in 1685–95; alteration of alack the day
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Examples from the Web for lackaday

Historical Examples of lackaday

  • Lackaday, did you suppose I came to bring you news of your own wedding?

  • I'm going next door to the Lackaday, for the night, Bosworth.

    The Alternative

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • "It's only a fool who apologizes for doing a thing well," said Lackaday.

    The Mountebank

    William J. Locke

  • "You never know what a fool can do till you try him," said Lackaday.

    The Mountebank

    William J. Locke

  • Then, before the bewildered Lackaday could reply, she tossed his hand to the winds.

    The Mountebank

    William J. Locke


British Dictionary definitions for lackaday

lackaday

interjection
  1. archaic another word for alas

Word Origin for lackaday

C17: from alack the day
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