to·​tem·​is·​tic ˌtō-tə-ˈmi-stik How to pronounce totemistic (audio)

Examples of totemistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Batman, The Riddler, and Catwoman exist because of and in service to a city with unknowable designs, and thus must project their own images, a bat, a cat, a question mark onto it, giving Gotham a totemistic power. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of totemistic was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Totemistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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