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fixing

[fik-sing] /ˈfɪk sɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that fixes.
2.
fixings, Also, fixin's, F01/F0182100 fik-sinz, ˈfɪk sɪnz. Informal.
  1. the necessary ingredients:
    salad fixings.
  2. the appropriate accompaniments; trimmings:
    turkey with all the fixings.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see fix, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for fixings

fixings

/ˈfɪksɪŋz/
plural noun (mainly US & Canadian)
1.
apparatus or equipment
2.
accompaniments for a dish; trimmings

fixing

/ˈfɪksɪŋ/
noun
1.
a means of attaching one thing to another, as a pipe to a wall, slate to a roof, etc
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Word Origin and History for fixings
n.

"apparatus," 1820, from present participle of fix (v.). American English sense of "food, garnishing" is attested from 1839.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fixings

fixings

noun

Things, esp food, normally accompanying some central or focal object: turkey and all the fixings (1842+)


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