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People used to say me if their day was sour.

They would always say that I have not a flower.

But when you are my modern form, you are this flower’s rhyme.

For my modern derivation happens when you waste your time.

What archaic interjection am I?

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Having just perused wikipedia on the taxonomy of asters, I think you must be

Lackadaisy

Which comes (approximately) from

”alack (woe) the day” via ”lackaday”

and in its modern form

”lackadaisical” means lazy. And that, in turn, rhymes with daisy.

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow fast. In fact I was somewhat inspired by your question. Would you mind adding explanations since this is an unused word. $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Apr 11 '18 at 17:57
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I think it is:

lackadaisy

because:

The archaic meaning of lackadaisy is sorrow, or regret

and

lack-a-daisy, literally means to be without a daisy

Now, in modern meaning

lackadaisy means indifference or languor

Or what might be described as

lazy, which rhymes with lackadaisy

And

being lazy, or lazing, wastes time

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  • $\begingroup$ Dammit, @Bass got there while I was typing this $\endgroup$ – Lee Leon Apr 11 '18 at 18:03
  • $\begingroup$ Fastest iphone typist in the west, whee! :-) $\endgroup$ – Bass Apr 11 '18 at 18:09

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