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 natural sexual desire to a certain object, being, feeling, body part, ect. Fetishes are a natural desire that are either already in the person's mindset or given to someone, usually by force or a sort of sexual trauma that causes the person to be into the certain type of fetish past they went through

Side note:Fetishes are a natural thing and its disrespectful to shame another for having one. they cant control that feeling most of the time. if you disagree, that's ok, but shame is awful
"Did you hear? Michael has a foot fetish?"

"I did"
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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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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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Having an extreme fixation, usually sexually satisfying on something.
The banker who died swimming in the bottom of an outhouse had a shit fetish.
by Cee dub September 19, 2003
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