fetishism fetishism  /ˈfɛ tɪ ˌʃɪ zəm/


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



  1. One of the attractions was Ebert's essay on Meyer, which examined the director's adherence to the principles of Eisensteinian montage and all-round breast fetishism.
  2. Galliano, who last season paid homage to the homeless, this year found inspiration in sexual fetishism.
  3. Suggestive poses are out, as are the accouterments of fetishism.


  • ‘Somm,’ a Documentary by Jason Wise

    “Somm,” Jason Wise’s documentary about preparing for the master sommelier exam, is less about wine fetishism than about the fetishism of mastery. Dustin Wilson in “Somm.”
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

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  1. The letter X "is about fetishism, it's about desire, its about lots of things," Gaultier said with an impish grin.
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Jean Paul Gaultier Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The main message is to get away from GDP fetishism and to understand the limits to it," Mr. Stiglitz said in an interview. "There are many aspects of our society that are not covered by GDP"
    on Sep 14, 2009 By: Joseph Stiglitz Source: New York Times

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