Late Middle English, probably from ah + lack.
- 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
(expression of sorrow)
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