from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Informal Accessories; trimmings: a holiday dinner with all the fixings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. All the components and accessories that normally accompany a project or event, particularly a social event.
  • n. Side dishes.
  • n. Plural form of fixing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. food that is a component of a mixture in cooking
  • n. the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • My dad thought it would be fun to have Thanksgiving again … any reason to eat ham and the fixings is always a good reason!

    Weekend plans « Northern Belle

  • Choosing one 500-calorie dessert or burger with all the fixings is a very different decision than mindlessly adding 100 calories here or there with mayonnaise, soft drinks, and whole-milk lattes.

    The Flex Diet

  • It was time for the Vikings to put the wraps on their exciting 26-11 season, so some fried chicken with the fixings was a good way to ease into the future of the rising program.


  • HOUGHTON -- A friendly face and a hot meal with all the fixings are the most important ingredients for a happy Thanksgiving.

    TV6 - TV6 News

  • The screeners in Amsterdam (where he boarded the plane) ignored the "watch list" and didn't give him any extra "attention" (would a pat down have found the bomb "fixings" - we'll never know), as well as ignoring the paying cash for a one-way ticket purchase.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Recent contracts to deliver cargo, known as fixings, have come out as low $9K daily on the spot market.


  • Then there are many other "fixings" that are laid out to spoon onto the usal (I am describing the way it is made in Kolhapur, I expect that there are regional variations):

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • The "fixings" in the sandwich are low carb -- after that, it depends on the bread you use.

    Eggplant, Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwiches ♥ | A Veggie Venture

  • What a boon it would be for week-ends, when one starts off with a Spartan resolution to take only one extra gown, and ends up with slipping two party dresses and the 'fixings' into one's trunk.

    The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay or, The Secret of the Red Oar

  • And if he wasn't ordering a tony feed with all the "fixings" from celery to nuts! And instead of being embarrassed by the waiters, like he used to be at the little dump where we lunched in Old Lang Syne, he was bossing them around like he was a millionaire!



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