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fetish

noun [C] uk   /ˈfet.ɪʃ/ us    /ˈfet̬-/

fetish noun [C] (INTEREST)

psychology a sexual interest in an object or a part of the body other than the sexual organs: a rubber/foot fetish He has a fetish about/for high heels. psychology an activity or object that you are so interested in that you spend an unreasonable amount of time thinking about it or doing it: She makes a fetish of organization - it's quite obsessive. He has a fetish for/about cleanliness.

fetish noun [C] (RELIGIOUS OBJECT)

specialized religion an object that is worshipped in some societies because it is believed to have a spirit or special magical powers
fetishism
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.ʃɪ.zəm/ us  
fetishistic
adjective uk   /ˌfet.ɪˈʃɪs.tɪk/ us    /ˌfet̬-/
fetishistic religions
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