- 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 the fact of getting sexual pleasure from a particular object to have a leather fetish
- 3an object that some people worship because they believe that it has magic powers
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NAmE//ˈfɛt̮ɪˌʃɪzəm//noun [uncountable] the importance of animal fetishism in the history of Egypt
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