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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: fétiche, from Portuguese feitiço 'artificial, false'

fetish

noun
     
fet‧ish [countable]
1 a desire for sex that comes from seeing a particular type of object or doing a particular activity, especially when the object or activity is considered unusual:
a leather fetish
2 something you are always thinking about or spending too much time doing [↪ obsession]
fetish for/about
Sue has a real fetish about keeping everything tidy.

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