Lately, we are also kind of obsessed with odd celebrity cookbooks.
Former evangelical celebrity Frank Schaeffer says they are anxious, terrified, and obsessed with sex.
Topical Halloween costumes really just reveal the absurd things Americans are obsessed with.
mid-15c., "tormented, obsessed," past participle adjective from obsess. Originally especially "possessed" by a devil, etc.
c.1500, "to besiege," from Latin obsessus, past participle of obsidere "watch closely; besiege, occupy; stay, remain, abide" literally "sit opposite to," from ob "against" (see ob-) + sedere "sit" (see sedentary). Of evil spirits, "to haunt," from 1530s. Psychological sense is 20c. Related: Obsessed; obsessing.