self-ob·​sessed ˌself-əb-ˈsest How to pronounce self-obsessed (audio)
: excessively preoccupied with oneself or with one's own concerns : obsessed with oneself
self-obsessed celebrities
also : characteristic of one who is self-obsessed
self-obsessed thoughts

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-obsessed was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Self-obsessed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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