prix fixe

[ pree fiks; French pree feeks ]
/ ˈpri ˈfɪks; French pri ˈfiks /

noun, plural prix fixes [pree fiks; French pree feeks] /ˈpri ˈfɪks; French pri ˈfiks/.

a fixed price charged for any meal chosen from the variety listed on the menu.

Nearby words

  1. privy coat,
  2. privy council,
  3. privy purse,
  4. privy seal,
  5. prix,
  6. prix goncourt,
  7. prize,
  8. prize court,
  9. prize fighting,
  10. prize flag


Origin of prix fixe

Borrowed into English from French around 1880–85

Can be confusedprix fixe prefix

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British Dictionary definitions for prix fixe

prix fixe

/ (French pri fiks) /

noun plural prix fixes (fiks)

a fixed price charged for one of a set number of meals offered on a menuCompare à la carte, table d'hôte
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Word Origin and History for prix fixe

prix fixe

meal served at a fixed price, 1883, French, literally "fixed price" (see price (n.) and fix (v.)).

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