A hysterical fit; hysteria.
Other Word Forms of Hysteric
Origin of Hysteric
From Latin hystericus hysterical from Greek husterikos from husterā womb (from the former idea that disturbances in the womb caused hysteria)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin hystericus, from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (hysterikos, “suffering in the uterus, hysterical”), from ὑστέρα (hustera, “womb”).
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