Veneration and use of natural or prepared material objects (fetishes) imbued with special potency (mana) for purposes of averting evil effects or acquiring values. Essentially, fetishism is the attribution of inherent value or powers to an object.
Theoretically, fetishism is present in all religions, but its use in the study of religion is derived from studies of traditional West African religious beliefs, as well as Voodoo, which is derived from those beliefs. Blood is often considered a particularly powerful fetish or ingredient in fetishes. In addition to blood, other objects and substances, such as bones, fur, claws, feathers, gemstones and crystals, water from certain places, certain types of plants and wood are common fetishes in the traditions of cultures worldwide. Fetishes were commonly used in Native American religion and practice. The bear represented the shaman, the buffalo was the provider, the mountain lion was the warrior, and the wolf was the pathfinder.
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A sexual desire for something. Usually it becomes an unhealthy obsession.
Marchello has a fetish for touching her skin!
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To make a fetish of something.
To fantasize about a particular fetish you have.
Just admit it that you fetishize black men and go!
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a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc..
Cool Girl ~ Oh emm god, she has such a fetish for that pillow, shes literally carrying it around school, leik why though..?~
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1. An object thought to have magical, especially magically sexual, powers

2. A sexual fixation or obsession with a usually non-sexual object. EX. socks, horses, monkeys, pain, bondage
Holy shit those socks really get me turned on because of this sock fetish of mine. *Rubs socks on body*
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Having an extreme fixation, usually sexually satisfying on something.
The banker who died swimming in the bottom of an outhouse had a shit fetish.
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1. A worshipped object that is usually believed to possess magical powers. Usually associated with shamans.

2. (The good one) A sexual fixation(s) that usually differs from those of the standard population. In other words, something (sometimes totally unrelated to sex) that turns you on and that isn't enjoyed by the majority of people.
Foot fetishes, Infantilism, Vore, Macro, Furry, Vampirism, Necro, Bondage, Sadism, Masochism, Slavery... The sky's the limit
by Banana Girl September 26, 2005
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