[ fik-ser ]
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  1. a person or thing that fixes, sets, adjusts, or repairs.

  2. Informal.

    • a person who arranges matters in advance, or acts as a liaison: The film crew hired a fixer for the foreign location shoot.

    • a person who neutralizes problems for another, as for an individual or organization whose reputation is threatened by past misdeeds or conflicts, often through bribery or influence: The agent also worked as a fixer for several movie stars, keeping sex scandals and drug arrests out of the tabloids.

  1. Photography. fixative (def. 3).

  2. Slang. a person who sells narcotics to addicts.

Origin of fixer

First recorded in 1840–50; fix + -er1

Words Nearby fixer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fixer in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fixer


/ (ˈfɪksə) /

  1. a person or thing that fixes

  2. 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

  1. slang a person who makes arrangements, esp by underhand or illegal means

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