hysterics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction hys·ter·ics \ hi-ˈster-iks \

Definition of hysterics

: a fit of uncontrollable laughter or crying

First Known Use of hysterics

1721

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HYSTERICS Defined for English Language Learners

hysterics

Definition of hysterics for English Language Learners

  • : uncontrolled laughter, crying, or extreme emotion : a fit of hysteria


HYSTERICS Defined for Kids

hysterics

noun plural hys·ter·ics \ hi-ˈster-iks \

Definition of hysterics for Students

: an outburst of uncontrollable laughing or crying
Hint: Hysterics can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.

Medical Dictionary

hysterics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction hys·ter·ics \ -ˈter-iks \

medical Definition of hysterics

: a fit of uncontrollable laughter or crying : hysteria

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