fetish NOUN 1) an inanimate object worshipped for its supposed magical powers. 2) a form of sexual desire in which gratification is focused abnormally on an object, part of the body, or activity. 3) a course of action to which one has an excessive and irrational commitment.
DERIVATIVES fetishism noun fetishist noun fetishistic adjective fetishization (also fetishisation) noun fetishize (also fetishise) verb.
ORIGIN French fétiche, from Latin facticius 'made by art' .

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  • fetishist — UK [ˈfetɪʃɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms fetishist : singular fetishist plural fetishists someone who has a sexual fetish …   English dictionary

  • Fetishist — Fetichist Fe tich*ist, Fetishist Fe tish*ist, n. A believer in fetiches. [1913 Webster] He was by nature a fetichist. H. Holbeach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fetishist — noun see fetishism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fetishist — fet|ish|ist [ fetıʃıst ] noun count someone who has a sexual FETISH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fetishist — fet·ish·ist || fɪːtɪʃɪst / fet n. one who has fetishes, one who has an obsessive attachment to a person or thing (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary