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fixer

[fik-ser] /ˈfɪk sər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that fixes.
2.
Informal. a person who arranges matters in advance through bribery or influence.
3.
Informal. fixer-upper (def 2).
4.
Photography, fixative (def 3).
5.
Slang. a person who sells narcotics to addicts.
Origin of fixer
1840-1850
1840-50; fix + -er1
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fixer

/ˈfɪksə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that fixes
2.
(photog) a solution containing one or more chemical compounds that is used, in fixing, to dissolve unexposed silver halides. It sometimes has an additive to stop the action of developer
3.
(slang) a person who makes arrangements, esp by underhand or illegal means
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Word Origin and History for fixer
n.

1849, of chemicals, etc.; 1885 as a person who "makes things right;" agent noun from fix (v.).

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fixer

noun

A person who arranges shady and illegal affairs: He's a fixer you have to see if you want to open a gambling hall (1889+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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