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fetish
a Native American bear fetish, believed to have spiritual powers

fet·ish

 (fĕt′ĭsh)
n.
1. An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.
2. An object of unreasonably excessive attention or reverence: made a fetish of punctuality.
3. Something, such as a material object or nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
4. An abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation.

[French fétiche, from Portuguese feitiço, artificial, charm, from Latin factīcius, artificial; see factitious.]
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fetish

(ˈfɛtɪʃ; ˈfiːtɪʃ) or

fetich

n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) something, esp an inanimate object, that is believed in certain cultures to be the embodiment or habitation of a spirit or magical powers
2.
a. a form of behaviour involving fetishism
b. any object that is involved in fetishism
3. any object, activity, etc, to which one is excessively or irrationally devoted: to make a fetish of cleanliness.
[C17: from French fétiche, from Portuguese feitiço (n) sorcery, from adj: artificial, from Latin factīcius made by art, factitious]
ˈfetish-ˌlike, ˈfetich-ˌlike adj
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fet•ish

(ˈfɛt ɪʃ, ˈfi tɪʃ)

n.
1. an object regarded as having magical power; talisman.
2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence or devotion: to make a fetish of sports.
3. an object or nongenital part of the body, as a shoe, or hank of hair, that is repeatedly preferred for achieving sexual excitement.
Sometimes, fet′ich.
[1690–1700; earlier fateish (< French fétiche) < Portuguese feitiço charm, sorcery (n.), artificial (adj.) < Latin factīcius factitious]
fet′ish•like`, adj.
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fetish

An object believed to hold magical or spiritual power, especially one used by a shaman.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fetish - a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body; "common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear"
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
2.fetish - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powersfetish - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck
3.fetish - 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

fetish

noun
1. fixation, obsession, mania, thing (informal), idée fixe (French) I've got a bit of a shoe fetish.
2. talisman, amulet, cult object Tribal elders carried the sacred fetishes.
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fetish

noun
1. A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power:
2. An irrational preoccupation:
Informal: thing.
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Translations
تَميمَه
fetišmodla
fetichmani
fetissifetiššipäähänpinttymätaikakalu
fétis
blæti; skurîgoîtrúaratriîi, átrúnaîaratriîi
fetišasstabas
fetišspielūgsmes objekts
fetysz
fetiš
fetiştapınılan nesneçok fazla önemsenen şey

fetish

[ˈfetɪʃ] N (= object of cult, sexual) → fetiche m (fig) (= obsession) → obsesión f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fetish

[ˈfɛtɪʃ] nfétiche m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fetish

nFetisch m; to have a fetish for leather/cleanlinesseinen Leder-/Sauberkeitstick haben (inf), → ein Leder-/Sauberkeitsfetischist msein; to make a fetish of somethingeinen Kult mit etw treiben, etw zum Fetisch machen or erheben
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fetish

[ˈfɛtɪʃ] n (obsession) → fissazione f, mania; (object of cult) → feticcio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fetish

(ˈfetiʃ) noun
1. an object worshipped, especially because a spirit is supposed to lodge in it.
2. something which is regarded with too much reverence or given too much attention. It is good to dress well, but there is no need to make a fetish of it.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

fetish

n fetiche m
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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