What does the word fetish mean?

Usage examples for fetish

  1. The wonderful thing becomes a fetish. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. In a strange way she had felt that it was an injustice toward her father, and she began to worship him like a fetish. – Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss by Jens Peter Jacobsen
  3. It is not true that my husband asked for a fetish- it was I who bought it, for I would not wed him. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat