Definition of Lackaday

1. interj. Alack the day; alas; -- an expression of sorrow, regret, dissatisfaction, or surprise.



Definition of Lackaday

1. Interjection. (dated) (non-gloss definition An expression of regret or grief.) ¹

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Definition of Lackaday

1. used to express regret [interj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lackaday

laciniate
laciniate ligament
laciniated
laciniation
laciniations
laciniolate
lacinula
lacinulae
lacis cell
lack
lack-lustre
lackadaisical
lackadaisically
lackadaisicalness
lackadaisy
lackaday (current term)
lackbrain
lackbrains
lacke
lacked
lacker
lackered
lackering
lackers
lackest
lacketh
lackey
lackeyed
lackeying
lackeys

Literary usage of Lackaday

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"... Ber- aril Poepping, for Secretary of State ; JA lackaday, Attorney-General ; Charles C. Rosier, Auditor; ..."

2. Twelve Years' Wanderings in the British Colonies. From 1835 to 1847 by J. C. Byrne (1848)
"Oh dear, lackaday, oh ! He gammon'd the cash out of Billy Barlow. ... Oh dear, lackaday, oh! So to Sydney once more went poor Billy Barlow. ..."

3. The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc (1823)
"lackaday, oh, lackaday, Pitty Billy lackaday. Poor Susan scolds, and when I've heard her, 1 dreams all night of love and murder ; Forgetting all genteel ..."

4. English Plays (1785)
"Ay, lackaday!—Zounds, don't figh, man—He won't die in thy debt. Timid. ... Ah, lackaday, Sir Hornet! what between main and chance he has been fadly nicked. ..."

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