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Part of speech: noun

An object worshiped among savages as the incarnation of a spirit.

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Usage examples "fetish":

  1. The wonderful thing becomes a fetish. - "The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible", 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", 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", Captain Frederick Marryat.