fetich


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fet·ich

 (fĕt′ĭsh)
n. Archaic
Variant of fetish.

fet′ich·ism n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fetich - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powersfetich - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck
2.fetich - excessive or irrational devotion to some activity; "made a fetish of cleanliness"
devotion - commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
References in classic literature ?
However, I am not prone to sensitiveness, and the following of a sense of duty, wherever it may lead, has always been a kind of fetich with me throughout my life; which may account for the honors bestowed upon me by three republics and the decorations and friendships of an old and powerful emperor and several lesser kings, in whose service my sword has been red many a time.
They brought him propitiatory gifts, such as are usually deposited in the fetich huts or mzimu.
A job was to them a golden fetich before which they fell down and worshipped.