lackaday

interjection
lack·​a·​day | \ ˈla-kə-ˌdā How to pronounce lackaday (audio) \

Definition of lackaday

archaic
used to express regret or deprecation

First Known Use of lackaday

1695, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lackaday

by alteration & shortening from alack the day

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lackaday

Time Traveler for lackaday

Time Traveler

The first known use of lackaday was in 1695

See more words from the same year

Statistics for lackaday

Cite this Entry

“Lackaday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lackaday. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

Comments on lackaday

What made you want to look up lackaday? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!