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FETISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fetish mean? 

FETISH (noun)
  The noun FETISH has 3 senses:

1. 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
2. a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
3. excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

  Familiarity information: FETISH used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FETISH (noun)


Sense 1fetish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear

Hypernyms ("fetish" is a kind of...):

concupiscence; eros; physical attraction; sexual desire (a desire for sexual intimacy)


Sense 2fetish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fetich; voodoo; fetish; juju; hoodoo

Hypernyms ("fetish" is a kind of...):

charm; good luck charm (something believed to bring good luck)


Sense 3fetish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fetich; fetish

Context example:

made a fetish of cleanliness

Hypernyms ("fetish" is a kind of...):

devotion (commitment to some purpose)


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