Definition of fetishism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfetɪʃɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfetɪʃɪzəm//
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) the fact of spending too much time doing or thinking about a particular thing or thinking that it is much more important than it really is synonym obsession (1) commodity fetishism and the consumer economy
  2. 2sexual practices that involve getting pleasure from a particular object rubber fetishism
  3. 3the worship of an object because it is believed to have magic powers the importance of animal fetishism in the history of Egypt