Origin of fixer
Related Words for fixeremissary, negotiator, go-between, broker, mediator, referee, moderator, arbitrator, umpire, arbiter, judge, communication, contact, intermediary, advocate, peacemaker, troubleshooter, diplomat, delegate, wholesaler
Examples from the Web for fixer
Contemporary Examples of fixer
His fixer, who Barfi said was affiliated with the Islamist Tawhid brigade, was set free 15 days later.Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping
September 22, 2014
He said that he had secured the fixer, ‘X,’ through a fellow Western journalist, and not by writing to 30 Syrians via Facebook.
She asked if I had heard anything about the fixer, X. I had not.
And one of them sometimes says she will be a fixer, like Dad, when she grows up.Dads, If You Want Your Daughters to Be CEOs, Do the Laundry
June 2, 2014
Not that the rebels ever intended to let them fight, as the whole trip was arranged by the fixer as an expensive tour.War Tourists Flock to Syria’s Front Lines
November 2, 2013
Historical Examples of fixer
All who did business with legislatures "fixed" them, and Whitney was certainly the star "fixer."Frenzied Finance
Thomas W. Lawson
Tu ne seras pas tonn, mon ami, aprs une telle comparaison, que je me sois dcid me fixer ici.The Life of Albert Gallatin
He gave one look at the fixer (and the fixer's face was worth looking at) and at the gaping countenances all about him.Pee-wee Harris on the Trail
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Sometimes he had to call in a “fixer” to manufacture evidence, that the far-off ends of justice might not be defeated.The Shadow
Sometimes he had to call in a "fixer" to manufacture evidence, that the far-off ends of justice might not be defeated.Never-Fail Blake
- a person or thing that fixes
- photog a solution containing one or more chemical compounds that is used, in fixing, to dissolve unexposed silver halides. It sometimes has an additive to stop the action of developer
- slang a person who makes arrangements, esp by underhand or illegal means
1849, of chemicals, etc.; 1885 as a person who "makes things right;" agent noun from fix (v.).