fix·​er ˈfik-sər How to pronounce fixer (audio)
: one that fixes: such as
: a person who intervenes to enable someone to circumvent the law or obtain a political favor
: a person who adjusts matters or disputes by negotiation
: sodium thiosulfate
also : a solution of sodium thiosulfate

Examples of fixer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The credibility of Michal Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and fixer, dominated the fifth week of the former President's trial. TIME, 17 May 2024 But Trump attorney Todd Blanche avoided addressing the specifics of the payoff at the center of the case while working to show that Cohen, Trump's one-time attorney and fixer, may have had motive to lie about his former boss. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 15 May 2024 Once Donald Trump’s loyal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen pointed the finger at his former boss Monday in pivotal testimony about hush money payments at the center of the first criminal trial of a former American president. Michael R. Sisak, Fortune, 14 May 2024 Today’s Paper | Subscribe See more on: U.S. Politics, Donald Trump Our Coverage of the Trump Hush-Money Trial News and Analysis Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former fixer, faced a fierce cross-examination in the trial, as the defense tried to tear down the prosecution’s key witness. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 14 May 2024 Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, takes the stand Monday in the former president's hush-money case. Npr Washington Desk, NPR, 13 May 2024 On Monday, Vance, who is seen as a contender to be Trump's vice president, attempted to discredit Michael Cohen, Trump's former fixer, who testified on Monday. Lalee Ibssa, ABC News, 13 May 2024 The first voice on the recording belonged to Michael D. Cohen, a former personal lawyer and fixer for Donald J. Trump. Jesse McKinley, New York Times, 2 May 2024 In June of 2015, Mr. Pecker received an email from Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal attorney and fixer. Peter Grier, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Apr. 2024

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Word History


fix entry 1 + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fixer was in 1601

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“Fixer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


fix·​er ˈfik-sər How to pronounce fixer (audio)
: one that fixes
: sodium thiosulfate
also : a solution of sodium thiosulfate

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