Alackaday



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

For Quintus Q.—alas and alackaday—was the last of his glorious line.
Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb

But alas and alackaday for the instability of youthful affection!
The Holy Cross and Other Tales Eugene Field

interjection
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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