Hysterics



[hi-ster-ik] /hɪˈstɛr ɪk/

noun
1.
Usually, hysterics. a fit of uncontrollable laughter or weeping; .
2.
a person subject to .
adjective
3.
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/hɪˈstɛrɪks/
noun (functioning as pl or singular)
1.
an attack of hysteria
2.
(informal) wild uncontrollable bursts of laughter
/hɪˈstɛrɪk/
noun
1.
a hysterical person
adjective
2.
hysterical
n.

1727, from hysterical. Sometimes in 19c. jocularly folk-etymologized as high-strikes (1838).
adj.

1650s, from Latin hystericus, from Greek hysterikos “belonging to the womb” (see hysterical). As a noun from 1751.

hysteric hys·ter·ic (hĭ-stěr’ĭk)
n.

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