April 09 – 12, 2012. Gallery 108, APSU, Clarksville, TN
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. Psychology . any object or non-genital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation.
earlier fateish < Portuguese feitiço charm, sorcery(noun), artificial (adj.) < Latin factīcius
factitious; replacing fatisso, fetisso < Portuguese, as above
Related forms fet·ish·like, adjective
Synonyms 1. talisman, amulet.