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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Nationwide, home resales by investors and fixer uppers dropped 8% from first quarter 2018. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Home flipping becoming less common and less profitable in Dallas-Fort Worth," 6 June 2019 Alexandra Geneser, a neuropsychologist, used a portion of her savings for a 7% down payment and reserved the rest to remodel a fixer-upper in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2018. Barbara Marquand, The Seattle Times, "Make a home down payment without wrecking your finances," 18 May 2019 Majlak is likely one of the first of many YouTube fixers to come. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Meet the babysitter who helps Logan Paul stay out of trouble on YouTube," 3 Dec. 2018 Coming soon to a theater near you: The movie about wealthy and famous parents who paid a California fixer to cheat their child’s way into universities. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The College Admissions Racket," 13 Mar. 2019 The couple purchased the 3 bed, 3 ½ bath fixer upper for $1.2 million in 2015 and spent under $900,000 to fully update it, according to The Charlotte Observer. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. is about to flip a home for a $500,000 profit," 6 Sep. 2018 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

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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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