lackaday

interjection

lack·​a·​day ˈla-kə-ˌdā How to pronounce lackaday (audio)
archaic
used to express regret or deprecation

Word History

Etymology

by alteration & shortening from alack the day

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lackaday was in 1695

Dictionary Entries Near lackaday

Cite this Entry

“Lackaday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lackaday. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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