Alack Definition

ə-lăk
interjection
Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm.
American Heritage
Used to express regret, surprise, dismay, etc.
Webster's New World
Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm.
American Heritage
The definition of alack is a word used to express sorrow or regret.
An example of a time that someone might use the word alack is when he is expressing regret for letting the girl of his dreams get away.
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An expression of sorrow or mourning.

On a day (alack the day!)
Love, whose month is ever May,
Spied a blossom passing fair.
Playing in the wanton air. – Love's Labour's Lost – Shakespeare.
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Origin of Alack

  • Late Middle English, probably from ah + lack.

    From Wiktionary

  • On the model of alas lack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • On the model of alas lack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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