Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fixed idea; an obsession.

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  • noun An idea dominating the mind; an obsession.
  • noun A recurring musical theme; a leitmotif.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : idée, idea + fixe, fixed.]

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From French idée fixe ‘fixed idea’.

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