What does fetish mean?

Definitions for fetishˈfɛt ɪʃ, ˈfi tɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fetish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fetish(noun)

    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

    "common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear"

  2. juju, voodoo, hoodoo, fetish, fetich(noun)

    a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

  3. fetish, fetich(noun)

    excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

    "made a fetish of cleanliness"


  1. fetish(Noun)

    Something which is believed to possess, contain, or cause spiritual or magical powers; an amulet or a talisman.

  2. fetish(Noun)

    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.

  3. fetish(Noun)

    An irrational, or abnormal fixation or preoccupation.

  4. Origin: From fétiche, from feitiço, from facticius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fetish(noun)

    a material object supposed among certain African tribes to represent in such a way, or to be so connected with, a supernatural being, that the possession of it gives to the possessor power to control that being

  2. Fetish(noun)

    any object to which one is excessively devoted

  3. Fetish(adj)

    alt. of Fetishistic

  4. Origin: [F. ftiche, from Pg. feitio, adj., n., sorcery, charm, fr. L. facticius made by art, artifical, factitious. See Factitious.]


  1. Fetish

    Fetish is a compilation album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, released on June 8, 1999.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fetish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fetish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ms Jacinto:

    I was forced to serve every kind of fetish imaginable to more than 40,000 clients.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When you make something fetish, ashes will laugh at you, because they know even the most valuable fetishes will turn into ashes!

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When you make something fetish, ashes and dusts will laugh at you, because they know even the most valuable fetishes will turn into dusts and ashes!

  4. David Ley:

    For years, the field of mental health believed masturbation and homosexuality were unhealthy, and that interest in fetish was statistically rare and usually unhealthy, it turns out we’ve been wrong on all counts.

  5. Henry M. Wriston:

    A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no future.

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