Usually, hysterics. a fit of uncontrollable laughter or weeping; hysteria.
a person subject to hysteria.

1650–60; < Latin hystericus < Greek 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

antihysteric, noun, adjective

hysterics, histrionics.
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hysteric (hɪˈstɛrɪk)
1.  a hysterical person
2.  hysterical
[C17: from Latin hystericus literally: of the womb, from Greek husterikos, from hustera the womb; from the belief that hysteria in women originated in disorders of the womb]

hysterics (hɪˈstɛrɪks)
1.  an attack of hysteria
2.  informal wild uncontrollable bursts of laughter

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1727, from hysterical.
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hysteric hys·ter·ic (hĭ-stěr'ĭk)

  1. A person suffering from hysteria.

  2. hysterics A fit of uncontrollable laughing or crying.

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Suppose the host and hostess screamed with rage, threw dishes and collapsed in
Our own hysterics are obvious from many of the comments on my story and from
  the larger debate over immigration.
The other people in the theater are also in hysterics.
But even so, conspiracy theorists immediately went into hysterics.
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