NounFetish (plural Fetishes)
- Something which is believed to possess, contain, or cause spiritual or magical powers; an amulet or a talisman.
- 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.
- (US) An irrational, or abnormal fixation or preoccupation.
- 1933: We have a feeling that it must be "honest" work, because it is hard and disagreeable, and we have made a sort of fetish of manual work. -- George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Ch. XXII, pg. 117 (Harvest / Harcourt paperback edition).
Adjectives for Fetish
popular; patriotic; exploded; carved; wooden; much-loved.
Baal, Juggernaut, amulet, bias, charm, compulsion, devil-god, fixation, fylfot, gammadion, golden calf, good-luck charm, graven image, hoodoo, idee fixe, idol, joss, juju, leaning, love charm, luck, lucky bean, lucky piece, madstone, mania, mascot, mumbo jumbo, obeah, obsession, partiality, penchant, periapt, philter, phylactery, predilection, prejudice, preoccupation, prepossession, proclivity, propensity, scarab, scarabaeus, scarabee, sudarium, swastika, talisman, thing, totem, veronica, voodoo, whammy
- fetich (dated ')