Pronunciation: (fet'ish, fē'tish),[key] —n. 1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency.
2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades. 3. Psychol.any object or nongenital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation. Also,fet'ich.