fixer

noun
fix·​er | \ ˈfik-sər How to pronounce fixer (audio) \

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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In the season four finale, our favorite fixer uppers Chip and Joanna Gaines took on one of their craziest challenges yet: a dilapidated $12,500 shack. Lindsey Ramsey, House Beautiful, "You Can Rent This Fixer Upper Farmhouse For $350 A Night," 30 Dec. 2018 The regime’s proclivity to assassinate expatriate dissidents—which crescendoed in the 1990s when President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and his fixer, Mr. Rouhani, were in power—is growing again. Reuel Marc Gerecht, WSJ, "Tehran Counts on a Divided West," 12 Dec. 2018 Trump’s distorted attacks on Cohen are an attempt to distract from the seriousness of the allegations his onetime fixer laid out against Trump. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Trump’s Manafort-Cohen tweetstorm, explained," 22 Aug. 2018 The emergence of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, as central to Russian contact with the campaign also fits the mold of a Russian intelligence operation. Susannah George, The Seattle Times, "Trump campaign Russia contacts alarm intelligence experts," 12 Dec. 2018 In the hit series, Alison and lead contractor Donovan Eckhardt buy and renovate vintage fixer uppers in historic Chicago neighborhoods to sell for a profit. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Why Windy City Rehab's Alison Victoria Is the Woman to Watch on HGTV," 4 Mar. 2019 Which is why the embattled parties—whether guilty or unfairly accused—turn to an army of fixers, who help them avoid becoming the day’s headline. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "How Much Does It Cost to Keep Your Name Out of the News?," 18 Jan. 2019 There was the news, via the New York Times, that a Russian oligarch met with Trump fixer Michael Cohen at Trump Tower 11 days before the inauguration. Chuck Todd, NBC News, "Here are four big Russia stories that 'spygate' overshadowed," 31 May 2018 In terms of living space, High Island is a serious fixer-upper—unless the buyer is ok with living in a run-down cottage without running water or electricity, that is. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "There's a Private Island in Ireland on the Market For $1.4 Million," 22 Feb. 2019

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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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The first known use of fixer was in 1601

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