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  • n. Behavior exhibiting excessive irritability, aggression, or unreasonableness.

Etymologies

From testes, by analogy to hysteria. (Wiktionary)

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  • "The papers maintain that a few rogue officers got out of control. But as testimonies collected by Climate Camp’s legal team show, police violence at the G20 demos was organised and systematic. It is true that the police appear to have been carried away by testeria (a useful word which describes testosterone-fuelled male rampages)."
    - George Monbiot, Printing Police Lies, monbiot.com, 21 April 2009.

    February 18, 2010