fetish fetish  /ˈfɛ tɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) excessive or irrational devotion to some activity
  2. (n) a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
  3. (n) a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

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Usage(s):

  1. Nigel's fetish for mobile phones has not abated, if anything, going by the number he bought last year, it has only increased.
  2. Paul's fetish for jewelery was his undoing and led to his steady but inexorable slide.
  3. Karen's fetish for organic food has turned into a crusade.

News

  1. Adrienne Bailon Plastic Surgery Rumors Point To Her Face

    Did Adrienne Bailon get plastic surgery? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Adrienne Bailon’s new nail polish line called Fingertip Fetish is likely to be popular among vegans. Adrienne Bailon announced her “products are 100 percent vegan, and you can be confident that we use no animal testing in development or production.” But what is getting people talking... Read more » Adrienne Bailon ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Pygmy woman offered asylum retrial in Dublin court after ‘fetish priestess’ ordeal

    A pygmy woman who claims she was ordered to become a fetish priestess in Botswana is to take a new case to remain as an asylum seeker in Ireland. The 34-year-old has been granted leave to mount the new legal challenge by Dublin’s High Court.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  3. Republicans Need to Get Over their Seniority Fetish

    The right has a seniority fetish. Conservatives are always looking to the next guy in line for leadership. The left doesn't have this problem.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

Quotes

  1. "Exactly what captures the imagination of people in terms of pop culture is something hard to define," Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said. "But in Bettie's case, I'd say it's a combination of wholesome innocence and fetish-oriented poses that...
    on Mar 20, 2006 By: Hugh Hefner Source: Seattle Times

  2. "I think today he still has the same shoes that he had from the first of this year," Harvick said. "He has this fetish about his shoes it seems like. ...... He was pretty mad that someone had stolen his shoes, out of his locker and he was...
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: Kevin Harvick Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Goodale said the manual also demonstrates that the government is in the grip of an "obsessive, manipulative mania," run by a prime minister who has "a kind of control fetish" in which there can't be "one comma or one sentence or one...
    on May 18, 2007 By: Ralph Goodale Source: Toronto Star

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