from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Worship of or belief in magical fetishes.
  • n. Excessive attachment or regard.
  • n. The displacement of sexual arousal or gratification to a fetish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the belief that natural objects have supernatural powers, or that something created by people has power over people.
  • n. a form of paraphilia where the object of attraction is an inanimate object or a part of a person's body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of worshiping a fetish; that form of religious belief and practice in which fetishes are the objects of worship. See the extracts.
  • n. Hence Blind devotion to one object or idea; abject superstition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
  • n. a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)


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