testrionics

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From testes, masculinizing histrionics as though it were derived from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός ‎(husterikós, suffering in the uterus) (like hysterical into testerical), though it actually derives from histriōnicus ‎(pertaining to acting).

Noun[edit]

testrionics pl ‎(plural only)

  1. histrionic displays, especially of machismo or male chauvinism

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