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prix fixe

[pree fiks; French pree feeks]
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noun, plural prix fixes [pree fiks; French pree feeks] /ˈpri ˈfɪks; French pri ˈfiks/.
  1. a fixed price charged for any meal chosen from the variety listed on the menu.
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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

noun plural prix fixes (fiks)
  1. 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

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

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