Origin of cult
Related formscul·tic, cul·tu·al [kuhl-choo-uh l] /ˈkʌl tʃu əl/, adjectivecult·ish, adjectivean·ti·cult, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for cultish
I returned the sneakers to their boxes, slightly less perplexed by their cultish appeal.Summer’s Ugliest Trend? Sneaker Wedges Should Be Banned!|Isabel Wilkinson|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Chatwin's books—he published a precious six in his brief career—no longer enjoy the cultish following that they once did.
But if Bublé has an underground, cultish following that are his most hard-core, devoted fans, it's moms.
British Dictionary definitions for cultish (1 of 2)
Derived Formscultishly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for cultish (2 of 2)
- something regarded as fashionable or significant by a particular group
- (as modifier)a cult show
Derived Formscultism, nouncultist, noun
Word Origin for cult
Culture definitions for cultish
In anthropology, an organization for the conduct of ritual, magical, or other religious observances. Many so-called primitive tribes, for example, have ancestor cults, in which dead ancestors are considered divine and activities are organized to respect their memory and invoke their aid. A cult is also a religious group held together by a dominant, often charismatic individual, or by the worship of a divinity, an idol, or some other object. (See animism (see also animism), fetish, and totemism.)