from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.
  • Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Archaic form of fetishism.

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

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


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