3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

fetichism \fe"tich*ism\, Fetishism \Fe"tish*ism\ (? or ?); 277), n.[Cf. F. f['e]tichisme.] [Written also {feticism}.]

1. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.

2. Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

The real and absolute worship of fire falls into two great divisions, the first belonging rather to fetichism, the second to polytheism proper. --Tylor. Fetichist

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fetish \Fe"tish\, noun, Fetishism \Fe"tish*ism\ (? or ?; 277), noun, Fetishistic \Fe'tish*is"tic\, adjective See {Fetich}, noun, {Fetichism}, noun, {Fetichistic}, adjective

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish) [syn: {fetishism}, {fetichism}]

2: sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs) [syn: {fetishism}, {fetichism}]

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