- the act of a person or thing that fixes.
- fixings. Also fix·in's [fik-sinz] /ˈfɪk sɪnz/. Informal.
- the necessary ingredients: salad fixings.
- the appropriate accompaniments; trimmings: turkey with all the fixings.
- gold fixing.
Origin of fixing
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Examples from the Web for fixings
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
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
“Come over it with me, and look at the fixings, before I tell you,” said Jack.Fort Desolation
- 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
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