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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He was no more illegal than most of the fixers in this business.
▪ I suspect your fixer is a crook.
▪ We like to see ourselves as born mavericks and fixers.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1849, of chemicals, etc.; 1885 as a person who "makes things right;" agent noun from fix (v.). Fixer-upper is from 1967 as "that which repairs other things" (in an advertisement for a glue); by 1976 as a real-estate euphemism for "property that needs a lot of work."


n. 1 agent noun of fix; one who, or that which, fixes. 2 (context photography English) A chemical (sodium thiosulfate) used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions. 3 (sense criminal justice, law, and underworld English) A person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit. 4 (context journalism English) A person who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries, often providing interpretation, personal connections, and transportation services. 5 (context real estate US English) A fixer-upper

  1. n. someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee) [syn: influence peddler]

  2. a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image) [syn: fixing agent]

  3. a skilled worker whose job is to repair things [syn: repairman, repairer, maintenance man, service man]

  4. synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction [syn: methadone, methadone hydrochloride, methadon, dolophine hydrochloride, synthetic heroin]

Fixer (comics)

The Fixer is the name of two different fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.


Fixer or The Fixer may refer to:

Fixer (journalism)

In journalism, a fixer is someone, often a local journalist, hired by a foreign correspondent to help arrange a story. They will most often act as a translator and guide, and will gain access to local interviews that the correspondent would not otherwise have access to. Fixers are rarely credited, and often put themselves in danger, especially in regimes where they might face consequences from an oppressive government for exposing iniquities the state may want to censor.

Usage examples of "fixer".

And Cog, that faceless fixer who seemed to have connections everywhere, had given him a high competency rating.

The possibility that the fixer might cut himself out of the deal made Neko realize just how dangerous Cog thought the situation.

He thought of Leyne again, the self-made battler, grasper, and fixer, his derision for experts.

I was beginning to realize that Tahlmeade was not merely a fixer, an intermediary, as the ambassador mistakenly thought, but that he must be the Tzaddik himself.

You import microbiota, nitrogen fixers, food, phosphorus, metals, power.

In the early stages of the Deathwatch, there was a definite high in watching the Congress reluctantly gearing up for a titanic battle with Richard Nixon and his private army of fixers who had taken over the whole executive branch of the government by the time he sailed triumphantly into his second term.

Which makes the loss of a key team player, the house futurologist and fixer, profoundly interesting to certain people: The walls have ears, and not all the brains they feed into are human.

If you bribed a traffic-court clerk two years ago to bury a drunk driving charge, the Fixer might suddenly confront you with a photostat of the citation you thought had been burned.

By bringing in hundreds of thugs, fixers and fascists to run the Government, he was able to crank almost every problem he touched into a mindbending crisis.

While Augie Bolcarro was living, he had appeared here at least once a week, and Toots Nuccio, the octogenarian fixer, had a large table in the corner where he kept court every day with his many vassals in politics and the mob.

The moment he had returned to London, clutching his precious film, he had hurried into the small pantry he had converted into a darkroom and checked to make sure he had everything on hand: film-processing tank, thermometer, spring-type clothes pins, four large beakers, a timer, and developer, stop-bath solutions, and fixer.

For more than a decade, George Wallace has bamboozled the national press and terrified the ranking fixers in both major parties.

Fixer Brothers were always impassive, but Carney knew, even as he spoke, that they were not pleased with his explanations.

The Fixer Brothers said something in complaint, and Carney was kneed in the guts and dumped on the floor.

It appealed to John's baroque taste and prompted memories of the victorious group-effigies erected by the Caudillo: the Crewsy Fixers, with drums and guitar, in highly compressed frozen confectioner's custard -- whether really to be eaten or not was not clear, though the sound of laughing chiselling was coming through at that moment.