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Definitions of Fetish

  1. (noun) A material object endowed with supernatural power.
  2. (noun) A type of sexual desire that places emphasis on an external object.

Examples of Fetish

  • Definition 1:
    • A talisman, an object worn or carried to provide protection or grant good luck.

Fetish Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈfɛdɪʃ/
    • British English
      • /ˈfɛtɪʃ/
      • /ˈfiːtɪʃ/
  • Syllabification: (fet·ish)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: fetishes
  • Also called fetich.

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Works Consulted

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Fetish

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “fetish.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/fetish/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

fetish. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/fetish/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “fetish.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/fetish/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“fetish.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/fetish/>.