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

Definitions of fetishist word

  • noun fetishist belief in or use of fetishes. 1
  • noun fetishist 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 fetishist blind devotion: a fetishism of sacrifice to one's children. 1
  • noun fetishist One who has a sexual fetish. 1
  • noun fetishist sb with erotic attachment to an object, etc. 1
  • countable noun fetishist A fetishist is a person who has a strong liking or need for a particular object or activity in order to experience sexual pleasure and excitement. 0

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Origin of fetishist

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 Fetishist


fetishist 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.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fetishist usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with fetishist

  • what is a fetishist?

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