hys·ter·ics | \hi-ˈster-iks \

Definition of hysterics 

: a fit of uncontrollable laughter or crying

First Known Use of hysterics

1721, in the meaning defined above

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Phrases Related to hysterics

go into hysterics

have hysterics

in hysterics

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The first known use of hysterics was in 1721

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English Language Learners Definition of hysterics

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


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

Kids Definition of hysterics

: an outburst of uncontrollable laughing or crying

Hint: Hysterics can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.

hys·ter·ics | \-ˈter-iks \

Medical Definition of hysterics 

: a fit of uncontrollable laughter or crying : hysteria

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a state of commotion or excitement

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