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[fik-sing] /ˈfɪk sɪŋ/
the act of a person or thing that fixes.
fixings, Also, fixin's, F01/F0182100 fik-sinz, ˈfɪk sɪnz. Informal.
  1. the necessary ingredients:
    salad fixings.
  2. the appropriate accompaniments; trimmings:
    turkey with all the fixings.
Origin of fixing
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at fix, -ing1 Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for fixings
Historical Examples
  • I can't tell you anything about that house, nor the fixings in it; it beat me a mile—that house did.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • We then took our ‘fixings’ from the cart, and proceeded to the tree.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • As far as “fixings” were concerned, the cousins were a contrast.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • In the way of fixings for this, you need only four pairs of horns and four cheap bows.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • “Come over it with me, and look at the fixings, before I tell you,” said Jack.

    Fort Desolation R.M. Ballantyne
  • The valves and other fixings are usually attached by the fitters.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • Your dinner--I was cooking such a beautiful turkey and all the fixings for you.

    Across the Years Eleanor H. Porter
  • And now you, Mr. Danvers, just throw some light on these fixings, will you?

    '19,000' Burford Delannoy
  • Yes; an' strip th' fixings off her cayuse while yo're about it—lively.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • No extra charge for these fixings, though I made them expressly on your account.

    Round the Block

    John Bell Bouton
British Dictionary definitions for fixings


plural noun (mainly US & Canadian)
apparatus or equipment
accompaniments for a dish; trimmings


a means of attaching one thing to another, as a pipe to a wall, slate to a roof, etc
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Word Origin and History for fixings

"apparatus," 1820, from present participle of fix (v.). American English sense of "food, garnishing" is attested from 1839.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fixings



Things, esp food, normally accompanying some central or focal object: turkey and all the fixings (1842+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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