lackaday
interjection Etymology: by alteration & shortening from alack the day Date: 1695 archaic — used to express regret or deprecation

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  • Lackaday — Lack a*day , interj. [Abbreviated from alackaday.] Alack the day; alas; an expression of sorrow, regret, dissatisfaction, or surprise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lackaday — [lak′ə dā΄] interj. [contr. < ALACKADAY] Archaic ALACK …   English World dictionary

  • lackaday — /lak euh day /, interj. Archaic. (used as an expression of regret, sorrow, dismay, or disapproval.) [1685 95; alter. of alack the day] * * * …   Universalium

  • lackaday — expression of regret or deprecation Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • lackaday — interj. Alas, well a day, alack, woe s the day …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lackaday — lack·a·day …   English syllables

  • lackaday — lack•a•day [[t]ˈlæk əˌdeɪ[/t]] interj. archaic (used as an expression of regret, sorrow, or disapproval) • Etymology: 1685–95; alter. of alack the day …   From formal English to slang

  • lackaday — /ˈlækədeɪ/ (say lakuhday) interjection Archaic → alack. {aphetic form of phrase alack the day, with a for unstressed the} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lackaday — ˈlakəˌdā interjection Etymology: by alteration and shortening from alack the day archaic used to express sorrow or regret …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alackaday — A*lack a*day , interj. [For alack the day. Cf. Lackaday.] An exclamation expressing sorrow. [1913 Webster] Note: Shakespeare has alack the day and alack the heavy day. Compare woe worth the day. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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