fixing

noun

fix·​ing ˈfik-siŋ How to pronounce fixing (audio)
1
: the act or process of one that fixes
2
plural fixings
ˈfik-siŋz,
often
-sənz How to pronounce fixing (audio)
: customary accompaniments : trimmings
a turkey dinner with all the fixings

Examples of fixing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guests were treated to a fajita bar with all the fixings for dinner. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 Line the basket with holiday fabric or a throw blanket and fill it with homemade goodies or a couple of cute mugs and all the fixings for hot cocoa. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Dec. 2023 The event provided Thanksgiving turkeys and dinner fixings to 100 single mothers in the Houston area, as well as gloves, scarves, hats and other essentials for families to take home. Skyler Trepel, Peoplemag, 4 Dec. 2023 Most of the time, it is served without any additional fixings and is known to aid digestion. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 30 Nov. 2023 For decades, the Globes and the HFPA had faced accusations of vote fixing, bribery, and other shady dealings. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 11 Dec. 2023 There will also be a holiday party before the presentation with potato latkes and all the fixings. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Dec. 2023 The resort provides a s’mores kit complete with all the fixings and manageably long sticks to keep little fingers safe from the heat. Rebecca Deurlein, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The casual quick-service eatery is serving up the festive favorite with juicy turkey, savory mashed potatoes, and all the fixings. Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 19 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fixing was in 1605

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Cite this Entry

“Fixing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixing. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

fixing

noun
fix·​ing ˈfik-sing How to pronounce fixing (audio)
 sense 2 is often  -sənz
1
: a putting in permanent form
2
plural : something that decorates or completes
turkey with all the fixings
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