from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fetishise.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • When Castro "said the 'Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore' he was almost making reference to that kind of 'fetishised' Cuban model.

    The Age News Headlines

  • A few brave or fetishised exceptions aside, everyone has everything in the right place.

    The Guyliner: Do I Really Need a Six-Pack to Make an Impact? Why I'm Sticking With the Body I've Got

  • Alongside their appearance on Sex and the City, where they were fetishised to within an inch of their soon-stale little lives, cupcakes last year became fashionable in Britain too, with one fan (who, dressed as her alter ego Cherry Bakewell, hosts cupcake parties) describing them as a "real symbol of femininity, and a camp symbol of a bygone era".

    The truth about men, women and food

  • Later, at GM's soirée, we see her lifted into arching overhead displays, examined with connoisseurial lecherousness, fondled, tasted and fetishised.

    Manon – review

  • The books themselves are packaged not just as collections of recipes but as fetishised objects: food photography, in which meals are made to look delicious with the aid of hairspray and cigarette smoke, is now an art form and industry in its own right.

    A culinary nativity with Jamie, Hugh and Lorraine | Joe Moran

  • Larry Reid, punk promoter and manager, says it feels a bit like they've "fetishised" the grunge scene, though, as Novoselic points out, it's better than seeing Cobain's guitar hanging off the wall at a Hard Rock Café while you're eating chilli fries.

    In search of Nirvana

  • The White Negro had fetishised blackness; these newer arrivals glorified lower-middle-class whites.

    Why do people hate hipsters?

  • There's a large extent to which, with slash, those fetishised gays are being * identified* with by any female reader.


  • The food here is evolved without being fetishised, each dish designed around a single ingredient that gets a role commensurate with its billing.

    Restaurant review: the Curlew

  • The message of consumerism that was criticised in film one (in the HBO series originally a loose idea of liberation through financial independence) is overwhelming in the sequel's desert-set trailer? sick, bad, weird even, those fetishised heels sinking only slightly into the clean white sand.

    Is it time to put Sex and the City out of its misery?


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.