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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  • Fetishistic — Fetichistic Fe tich*is tic, Fetishistic Fe tish*is tic, a. Pertaining to, or involving, fetichism. [1913 Webster] A man of the fifteenth century, inheriting its strange web of belief and unbelief, of epicurean levity and fetichistic dread. G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetishistic — adjective see fetishism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fetishistic — See fetishist. * * * …   Universalium

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