Hysteric Definition

hĭ-stĕrĭk
noun

A hysterical fit; hysteria.

Webster's New World
A person subject to hysteria.
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adjective
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Other Word Forms of Hysteric

Noun

Singular:
hysteric
Plural:
hysterics

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”).

    From Wiktionary

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