Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of FETICHISM

Pronunciation:  'feti`shizum

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.