fixing

[ fik-sing ]
/ ˈfɪk sɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that fixes.
fixings. Also fix·in's [fik-sinz] /ˈfɪk sɪnz/. Informal.
  1. the necessary ingredients: salad fixings.
  2. the appropriate accompaniments; trimmings: turkey with all the fixings.

Nearby words

  1. fixed-wing,
  2. fixedly,
  3. fixer,
  4. fixer-upper,
  5. fixie,
  6. fixings,
  7. fixity,
  8. fixt,
  9. fixture,
  10. fizeau

Origin of fixing

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at fix, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for fixings

fixings

/ (ˈfɪksɪŋz) /

pl n mainly US and Canadian

apparatus or equipment
accompaniments for a dish; trimmings

fixing

/ (ˈfɪksɪŋ) /

noun

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

fixings

n.

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

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