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 Bob Hohler | investigative reporter Rafael Nin is a fixer, a free lance security agent and guide, in the Dominican Republic., "I got the details later in the week, and the story ended up on the front page of the Globe.," 31 Dec. 2019 For the uninitiated, Property Brothers features the twin brothers meeting a couple, helping them search for and buy a fixer upper, then renovate it to get as close to their dream home as possible. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "The Crazy Secret Behind Those "Out Of Budget" Homes On Property Brothers," 16 July 2018 The Stormy Daniels payout is the story Michael Cohen, Trump’s long-time fixer, can’t make go away. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Michael Cohen freed up $700,000 in potential loans ahead of the election. Then he paid Stormy Daniels.," 5 May 2018 Claire ends the show pregnant, enduring a nuclear crisis and fights off an assault with a letter opener by her husband’s fixer. Washington Post, "Don Draper, Eleven, Selina Meyer lead AP roles of the decade," 12 Dec. 2019 Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer and all-around fixer of difficult situations, was sentenced in December 2018. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "'Sold his soul': Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former fixer, asks judge to reduce prison sentence," 11 Dec. 2019 What does Giuliani's longtime fixer know about Rudy's work in Ukraine? NBC News, "'He got caught and then he wrote that note'," 21 Nov. 2019 At some point during the shadowy 16-elephant deal, amid the mahouts and the middlemen, the fixers and the fixed, the local officials and goodness knows who else, a problem arose. Paul Kvinta, Outside Online, "I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them," 12 Nov. 2019 One of his clients, a young family with a 2-year-old, just purchased a fixer-upper single-family in Somerville after a year of searching. Real Estate, "A national trend shifts. More millennials are buying homes in the burbs," 6 Nov. 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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“Fixer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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