Definition of fetish noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    fetish

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈfɛt̮ɪʃ//
     
     
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) the fact that a person spends too much time doing or thinking about a particular thing She has a fetish about cleanliness. He makes a fetish of his work.
  2. 2 the fact of getting sexual pleasure from a particular object to have a leather fetish
  3. 3an object that some people worship because they believe that it has magic powers
NAmE//ˈfɛt̮ɪˌʃɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable] the importance of animal fetishism in the history of Egypt
NAmE//ˈfɛt̮ɪʃɪst//
 
noun
fetishistic
 
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NAmE//ˌfetɪˈʃɪstɪk//
 
adjective
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