alackaday

interjection

alack·​a·​day
ə-ˈla-kə-ˌdā
variants or less commonly alack the day
archaic
used to express sorrow or deprecation

Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alackaday was in 1658

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“Alackaday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alackaday. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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