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

Examples of fixer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My first job as a fixer was to tell the Russian driver when the American correspondent wanted to go back to the bureau for lunch. Steve Harrigan, Fox News, 19 June 2022 There was Alfonso Margarito Martínez Esquivel, 49, the freelance crime photographer and fixer in Tijuana, who worked for Mexican and international news outlets. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 But then, the friendly attorney whom the attendant likely nodded back at is not really the person standing in front of Mike Ehrmantraut, fixer for a would-be kingpin. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 3 May 2022 The team quickly shifted its reliance to another fixer. Gavin J Blair, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Apr. 2022 In a town where Big Tech’s fortunes have long been burnished by prominent fixers—who exist primarily to repel unwanted controversy—arguably no fixer has attracted more controversy than Kaplan. Benjamin Wofford, Wired, 10 Mar. 2022 This Coen Brothers movie finds Josh Brolin as an old Hollywood fixer investigating a plot that finds a big-time dim-witted movie star played by George Clooney (doing more great work with the Coens) kidnapped and missing. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 9 Mar. 2022 In the show, Stahl will play the character Matthew, described as a soldier and fiercely loyal fixer for the Logan family, who hides savagery beneath a clean-cut and mild-mannered exterior. Mónica Marie Zorrilla, Variety, 26 Jan. 2022 The chief executive of a Northern California liquor distribution company was sentenced Thursday in Boston federal court to six weeks in prison for paying a fixer to get her son admitted to USC as a football recruit, authorities said. Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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23 Jun 2022

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“Fixer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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