fetish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fetish" in British English

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fetishnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfet.ɪʃ/  us   /ˈfet̬-/

fetish noun [C] (INTEREST)

psychology a ​sexualinterest in an ​object or a ​part of the ​body other than the ​sexualorgans: a ​rubber/​foot fetish He has a fetish for/about high ​heels. psychology an ​activity or ​object that you are so ​interested in that you ​spend an ​unreasonableamount of ​timethinking about it or doing it: She makes a fetish oforganization - it's ​quiteobsessive. He has a fetish for/aboutcleanliness.

fetish noun [C] (RELIGIOUS OBJECT)

specialized religion an ​object that is ​worshipped in some ​societies because it is ​believed to have a ​spirit or ​specialmagicalpowers
fetishism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.ʃɪ.zəm/
fetishistic
adjective uk   /ˌfet.ɪˈʃɪs.tɪk/  us   /ˌfet̬-/
fetishistic ​religions
(Definition of fetish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fetishnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfet̬·ɪʃ/

fetish noun [C] (INTEREST)

an ​activity or ​object that someone is ​interested in to an ​extremedegree and that the ​person gives an ​unreasonableamount of ​time or ​thought to: He had a fetish about ​clothes.

fetish noun [C] (OBJECT)

an ​objectbelieved to have ​specialpower to ​protect
(Definition of fetish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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