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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fet-i-shiz-uh m, fee-ti-]
    • /ˈfɛt ɪˌʃɪz əm, ˈfi tɪ-/
    • /ˈfet.ɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fet-i-shiz-uh m, fee-ti-]
    • /ˈfɛt ɪˌʃɪz əm, ˈfi tɪ-/

Definitions of fetishism word

  • noun fetishism belief in or use of fetishes. 1
  • noun fetishism Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object, or part of the body, as a stimulus in the course of attaining sexual gratification, as a shoe, a lock of hair, or underclothes. 1
  • noun fetishism blind devotion: a fetishism of sacrifice to one's children. 1
  • noun fetishism The belief that natural objects have supernatural powers, or that something created by people has power over people. 1
  • noun fetishism erotic attachment to an object, etc. 1
  • uncountable noun fetishism Fetishism involves a person having a strong liking or need for a particular object or activity which gives them sexual pleasure and excitement. 0

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Origin of fetishism

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1795-1805; fetish + -ism

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Parts of speech for Fetishism


fetishism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Top questions with fetishism

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