1. the act of a person or thing that fixes.
  2. fixings. Also fix·in’s [fik-sinz] /ˈfɪk sɪnz/. Informal.
    1. the necessary ingredients: salad fixings.
    2. the appropriate accompaniments; trimmings: turkey with all the fixings.
  3. gold fixing.

pl n mainly US and Canadian

  1. apparatus or equipment
  2. accompaniments for a dish; trimmings


  1. a means of attaching one thing to another, as a pipe to a wall, slate to a roof, etc

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

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