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fetishnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfet.ɪʃ/ us   /ˈfet̬.ɪʃ/
fetishism
noun [U] uk   /ˈfet.ɪ.ʃɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈfet̬.ɪ.ʃɪ.zəm/
fetishistic
adjective uk   /ˌfet.ɪˈʃɪs.tɪk/ us   /ˌfet̬.ɪˈʃɪs.tɪk/
fetishistic religions
(Definition of fetish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fetish" in American English

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fetishnoun [C]

us   /ˈfet̬·ɪʃ/
  • fetish noun [C] (INTEREST)

an activity or object that someone is interested in to an extreme degree and that the person gives an unreasonable amount of time or thought to: He had a fetish about clothes.
  • fetish noun [C] (OBJECT)

an object believed to have special power to protect
(Definition of fetish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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