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

Examples of fixer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The typical fixer is a ranch style, built in the 70s, and around 1300 square feet, with no owner updates and lots of deferred maintenance. Marni Jameson, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2021 The typical fixer is a ranch style, built in the 70s, and around 1300 square feet, with no owner updates and lots of deferred maintenance. Marni Jameson, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2021 The typical fixer is a ranch style, built in the 70s, and around 1300 square feet, with no owner updates and lots of deferred maintenance. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, 14 May 2021 But Trump's fixer in the Justice Department, Attorney General Bill Barr, blocked it. Dahleen Glanton Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 Writer and star Scott Ryan is a revelation as Ray, who is as laconic and laid back as TV’s other fixer named Ray, Ray Donovan. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Apr. 2021 Parnas was Giuliani’s fixer in Ukraine, helping the former mayor connect with current and former officials abroad. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 28 Apr. 2021 Reporter Louisa Chu — who was a fixer for Bourdain during his early TV days — spoke with Woolever for the story about how the book came together, even after Bourdain’s death. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Certainly, circumstances have changed and some of the scandals and ethical lapses that this former Washington fixer might once have been called in to repair have been deemed not worth the effort or simply beyond mending. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2021

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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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Last Updated

31 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Fixer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixer. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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