Meaning of fetish

fet•ish

Pronunciation: (fet'ish, fē'tish), [key]
— n.
  1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency.
  2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades.
  3. any object or nongenital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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