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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fik-ser]
    • /ˈfɪk sər/
    • /ˈfɪk.sər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fik-ser]
    • /ˈfɪk sər/

Definitions of fixer word

  • noun fixer a person or thing that fixes. 1
  • noun fixer Informal. a person who arranges matters in advance through bribery or influence. 1
  • noun fixer Informal. fixer-upper (def 2). 1
  • noun fixer Photography. fixative (def 3). 1
  • noun fixer Slang. a person who sells narcotics to addicts. 1
  • noun fixer A person who makes arrangements for other people, especially of an illicit or devious kind. 1

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Origin of fixer

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; fix + -er1

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Parts of speech for Fixer


fixer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fixer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fixer

noun fixer

  • referee — one to whom something is referred, especially for decision or settlement; arbitrator.
  • moderator — a person or thing that moderates.
  • arbitrator — a person selected to judge a dispute; arbiter, esp. one, as in collective bargaining negotiations, named with the consent of both sides
  • go-between — a person who acts as an agent or intermediary between persons or groups; emissary.
  • mediator — a person who mediates, especially between parties at variance.

Antonyms for fixer

noun fixer

  • fighter — a boxer; pugilist.
  • arguer — to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment.
  • breaker — Breakers are big sea waves, especially at the point when they just reach the shore.
  • end — Come or bring to a final point; finish.

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