Definitions for hysterichɪˈstɛr ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Usu., hysterics. a fit of uncontrollable laughter or weeping; hysteria.
a person subject to hysteria.
Origin of hysteric:
1650–60; < L hystericus < Gk hysterikós, suffering in the womb, hysterical (reflecting the Greeks' belief that hysteria was peculiar to women and caused by disturbances in the uterus); see hystero -, -ic
a person suffering from hysteria
characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
"during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein; "hysterical amnesia"
A hysterical person.
alt. of Hysterical