alackaday


interjection Archaic.

  1. (used as an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.)

interjection

  1. an archaic or poetic word for alas

late 15c., from ah, lack, from lack in Middle English sense of “loss, failure, reproach, shame.” Originally an expression of dissatisfaction, later of regret or unpleasant surprise.

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