Word spread quickly around Russia about explosions in the sky over Siberia, resulting in conspiracy theories and hysterical fears.
We were feeding squirrels in Palm Desert, which was hysterical because the girls were running away from them.
The sketch was really a vehicle for Cecily Strong's hysterical, over-the-top Venezuelan accent.
1610s, from Latin hystericus "of the womb," from Greek hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see uterus). Originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus. Meaning "very funny" (by 1939) is from the notion of uncontrollable fits of laughter. Related: Hysterically.