Fetish meaning

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An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.
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An object of unreasonably excessive attention or reverence.

Made a fetish of punctuality.

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Something, such as a material object or nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
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An abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation.
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Any object believed by some person or group to have magic power.
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Any thing or activity to which one is excessively or irrationally devoted.

To make a fetish of sports.

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An habitual sexual response by a person to any object (as a glove) or body part (as the foot) not conventionally regarded as erotic.
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The object, body part, etc. eliciting such a response.
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Something, such as a material object or nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
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An abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation.
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Something which is believed to possess, contain, or cause spiritual or magical powers; an amulet or a talisman. [from the early 17th c.]
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Something sexual or nonsexual, such as an object or a part of the body, which arouses sexual desire or is necessary for one to reach full sexual satisfaction. [from the early 19th c.]

I know a guy who has a foot fetish.

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(US) An irrational, or abnormal fixation or preoccupation. [from the 19th c.]
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The definition of a fetish is an object which is believed to have magical powers, something you are overly interested in or a desire for a type of sexual behavior not considered mainstream.

An example of a fetish is a hand carved token which has been blessed by a spiritual leader.

An example of a fetish is when you really, really like shoes just a little bit too much.

An example of a fetish is when you are sexually aroused by toes.

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Origin of fetish

French fétiche from Portuguese feitiço artificial, charm from Latin factīcius artificial factitious