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English definition of “fetish”

fetish

noun [C]     /ˈfetɪʃ/
SEXUAL INTEREST a strong sexual interest in something unusual: a rubber fetishSexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction
EXTREME INTEREST something that someone spends too much time thinking about or doing: a fetish for cleanlinessContinually thinking about
(Definition of fetish noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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