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fetishism

noun fe·tish·ism \-tish-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of fetishism

  1. 1 :  belief in magical fetishes

  2. 2 :  extravagant irrational devotion

  3. 3 :  the pathological displacement of erotic interest and satisfaction to a fetish

fe·tish·ist play \-tish-ist\ noun
fe·tish·is·tic play \ˌfe-ti-ˈshis-tik also ˌfē-\ adjective
fe·tish·is·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1801

First Known Use of fetishism

1801

Variants of fetishism

also fe·tich·ism play \-tish-ˌi-zəm\

Medical Dictionary

fetishism

noun fe·tish·ism

Medical Definition of fetishism

  1. :  the pathological displacement of erotic interest and satisfaction to a fetish

  2. fe·tish·is·tic also fe·tich·is·tic \ˌfet-ish-ˈis-tik also ˌfēt-\play play adjective
    fe·tish·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of fetishism

also fe·tich·ism \-ish-ˌiz-əm\play

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