fetishism

play
noun fe·tish·ism \ˈfe-ti-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfē-\
variants: or less commonly

fetichism

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

fetishist

play \ˈfe-ti-shist also ˈfē-\ noun

fetishistic

play \ˌfe-ti-ˈshi-stik also ˌfē-\ adjective

fetishistically

play \ˌfe-ti-ˈshi-sti-k(ə-)lē also ˌfē-\ adverb

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First Known Use of fetishism

1801


Medical Dictionary

fetishism

noun fe·tish·ism
variants: also

fetichism

\-ish-ˌiz-əm\play

Medical Definition of fetishism

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

fetishistic

also

fetichistic

\ˌfet-ish-ˈis-tik also ˌfēt-\play play adjective

fetishistically

\-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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