1695, in the meaning defined above
by alteration & shortening from alack the day
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The Languid Story of 'Lackadaisical'
From "expression of woe" to "why bother?"
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“Lackaday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lackaday. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.
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