fixer

noun
fix·er | \ˈfik-sər \

Definition of fixer 

: one that fixes: such as

a : a person who intervenes to enable someone to circumvent the law or obtain a political favor

b : a person who adjusts matters or disputes by negotiation

c : sodium thiosulfate also : a solution of sodium thiosulfate

Examples of fixer in a Sentence

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What did longtime Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen do? Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "What Did This Bad Man Do?," 24 May 2018 Coria, 26, the brother of 2004 French Open finalist Guillermo Coria, was banned his failure to report being approached by corrupt match-fixers in July and August 2015, and failure to cooperate with a TIU investigation. BostonGlobe.com, "Nate Solder survives injury scare during scuffle at Giants minicamp," 15 June 2018 Five nights and two afternoons a week, one of those Mormons, Joe Pitt, a closeted lawyer working for the infamous fixer Roy Cohn, goes through hell and out the other side to come out as a gay man. Matthew Schneier, New York Times, "Lee Pace Came Out Seven Times a Week. Then He Came Out for Real.," 4 June 2018 So with two on and no out, Pierce sent in his nerveless fixer: Parker Joe Robinson. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Arkansas takes down Texas with big inning," 17 June 2018 Amalea and Martijn had just spent six months traveling — Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia — before buying a fixer-upper on the edge of Germantown. Anndee Hochman, Philly.com, "The Parent Trip: Amalea Wolfe van Winden and Martijn van Winden of Germantown," 11 July 2018 Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer, is battling legal troubles on all fronts. Jen Kirby, Vox, "24 hours in Michael Cohen’s many legal troubles," 15 June 2018 President Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen is ready to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, ABC News reported Wednesday. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "Report: Michael Cohen ‘Likely’ to Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors," 13 June 2018 According to another report, Trump's fixer, Michael Cohen, had been called in to keep the story quiet. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of fixer

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fixer

fix entry 1 + -er entry 2

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