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”).
testrionics pl (plural only)
- histrionic displays, especially of machismo or male chauvinism
2006 April 15, Feeney, P., “Disturbingly close to home”, in Amazon.com:
- The cop is a nice, fair guy, and he loves and respects his attorney wife - no macho testrionics there.