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noun 
  1. something nonsexual, such as an object or a part of the body which arouses sexual desire or is necessary for one to reach full sexual satisfaction
  2. something which is believed to possess, contain, or cause spiritual or magical powers; an amulet or a talisman
  3. an irrational, or abnormal, fixation or preoccupation
:1933: We have a feeling that it must be "honest" work, because it is hard and disagreeable, and we have made a sort of of manual work. -- George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Ch. XXII, pg. 117 (Harvest / Harcourt paperback edition). (rfc-level, Translations at L3+) Etymology: From French fétiche < Portuguese feitiío < Latin factÄcius, artificial


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