PRONUNCIATION: (lak-uh-DAY-zi-kuhl)

MEANING: adjective: Lacking enthusiasm; indifferent; lazy.

ETYMOLOGY: From lackadaisy, alteration of lack a day, contraction of alack the day (an expression of regret, grief, or disapproval). Earliest documented use: 1768.

LACKADAISI-MAL - heartsick because you can't tell whether she loves you or she loves you not

BLACKADAISICAL - synonym of "black-eyed Susan"

LACK-A-DAIS IS AL - Al can't speak, 'cause he doesn't have a podium

LARKADAISICAL - affectionate name for Oklahoma! when all the world is still and you wake up in the meadow