from The Century Dictionary.
- A ludicrous extension of lackaday.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- interjection An expression of languor.
- adjective Lackadaisical.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective archaic
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On the English language, the Daisy has had little influence, though some have derived "lackadaisy" and "lackadaisical" from the Daisy, but there is, certainly, no connection between the words.
You may meet me with my satchel at my back; not with a shining, but a whindling, lackadaisy, green-sickness face; blubbering a month's sorrow, after having been flogged by my master, beaten by my chum, and dropped my plum cake in the kennel.
But shall I like a poor uxorious lackadaisy driveller sit down satisfied with a divided heart?
With these words she advanced to the bed, in which he lay, and, finding the sheets cold, exclaimed, “Good lackadaisy!
With these words she advanced to the bed, in which he lay, and, finding the sheets cold, exclaimed, "Good lackadaisy!