Meaning of “fetish” in the English Dictionary

"fetish" in British English

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fetishnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfet.ɪʃ/ us /ˈfet̬.ɪʃ/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈfet.ɪ.ʃɪ.zəm/ us /ˈfet̬.ɪ.ʃɪ.zəm/
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)

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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)