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Meaning of FETICHISM

Pronunciation:  'feti`shizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
  2. [n]  a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
 

FETICHISM is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fetishism, fetishism
 
 See Also: belief, paraphilia

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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