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

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Cohen had been the president’s longtime fixer, handling his most sensitive business and personal matters. Maggie Haberman, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s Former Fixer Cohen Reaches a Plea Agreement Over Payments to Women," 21 Aug. 2018 Her grandmother Polly Noonan was a legendary fixer for Albany's Democratic machine. Jason Zengerle, GQ, "Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senator From the State of #MeToo," 17 Apr. 2018 The parlor-like room was 40 percent full at 1:15: four tables of grandmothers who lunch, one meeting between a Hong Kong fixer and his white-shoe New York associate, and the Fox party. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 Iran and Tunisia Jerry SorkinIconic Journeys WorldwideHe’s got decades of experience in North Africa and the Middle East, and has fixers who can speak to everything from ancient ruins to contemporary politics. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 Just like with Jack, Randall has designated himself a fixer, someone who is there to make everyone else’s lives easier at the expense of his own well-being. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Season 3 Episode 3: Dreams and Fears Go Hand-In-Hand for the Pearsons," 10 Oct. 2018 Still, Valter Longo, a cell biologist and fasting researcher at the University of Southern California, says fasting is the body’s built-in fixer. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018 Michael Cohen Is Rotten Because the System Is Rotten Photo illustration by Alicia Tatone The president's fixer isn't the only Trump associate who cashed in on his connections to the president. Jay Willis, GQ, "Michael Cohen Is Rotten Because the System Is Rotten," 10 May 2018 Ben Stiller anchored the sketch with a reprisal of his impression of Trump fixer Michael Cohen, frantically trying to get on the same page as Trump about the Stormy Daniels scandal. Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya, The Hollywood Reporter, "Stormy Daniels Plays Herself in Star-Studded 'SNL' Cold Open," 5 May 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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