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English noun: fetish

1. fetish (feeling) 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

SamplesCommon male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear.

Broader (hypernym)concupiscence, eros, physical attraction, sexual desire

2. fetish (artifact) a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Synonymsfetich, hoodoo, juju, voodoo

Broader (hypernym)charm, good luck charm

3. fetish (act) excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

SamplesMade a fetish of cleanliness.


Broader (hypernym)devotion

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