Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hooked adj.2

also hooked for, hooked on, on the hook
[hook v.1 (2b)]

1. obsessed with, infatuated with, in love, ‘caught’.

[UK]Thackeray Yellowplush Papers Works III (1898) 283: Miss was hooked for certain.
[UK]G.J. Whyte-Melville Digby Grand (1890) 227: I think that girl is hooked.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) III 528: I was hooked, although I did not know it. I brushed my hair, and made myself inviting with a desire to please her, without thinking that I was taking the trouble to do so for a woman who was going to be fucked for twenty shillings.
[US]Ade Knocking the Neighbors 70: Father saw that he was Hooked, so he loaded her into a Parlor Car and took her up to a School of Dramatic Art to have her searched for Talent.
[US]W.R. Burnett Little Caesar (1932) 15: Has old Seal Skin got The Greek hooked?
[US]J. Weidman What’s In It For Me? 114: She certainly had him hooked, all right.
[US]J.A.W. Bennett ‘Eng. as it is Spoken in N.Z.’ in AS XVIII:2 Apr. 91: There are a large number of words and phrases in common use which one could scarcely classify as confined to, or originating in, New Zealand, but which deserve to be recorded in any attempt to convey something of the flavor of the colloquial speech of the country. Amongst these are [...] to get hooked, to find a girl friend.
[Aus]D. Stivens Jimmy Brockett 95: I’d got five of ’em, including the doc, well hooked on the idea of throwing in for a new stadium.
[US]Hepster’s Dict. 8: On the hook – In love.
[US]‘Lord Buckley’ Hiparama of the Classics 17: The swinging Brutus hath laid a story on you, / That Caesar was hooked for power.
[UK]N. Cohn Awopbop. (1970) 41: But Chuck was obsessive, he was hooked on cars, rock, ginger ale.
[US]L. Kramer Faggots 338: You can’t give me what I want. And I’m still fucking hooked on you.
[UK]‘Derek Raymond’ He Died with His Eyes Open 37: Even if I gave you money you would only fritter it away on drink or on one of those awful women that you get hooked on.
[UK]B. Fallowell One Hot Summer in St Petersburg 171: I am hooked on you as I am hooked on it.
[UK]Guardian G2 20 Jan. 9: Cynthia’s bitchy sister, Libby, is so hooked on Taylor that, even when she slides into prostitution, she imagines him in all her clients.

2. married.

[US]R. Lardner ‘My Roomy’ in Coll. Short Stories (1941) 342: I’m stickin’ here because o’ that series dough, so’s I can get hooked.
[US]A. Anderson ‘Schooldays in North Carolina’ in Lover Man 119: You got to have the right attitude, man, otherwise you’re hooked: wedding ring, bells and all.