Comforter vs Fixer - What's the difference?

comforter | fixer |

As a proper noun comforter

is (christianity) the holy spirit, the holy ghost.

As a noun fixer is

junkie (heroin user).




(en noun)
  • A person who comforts someone who is suffering.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let no comforter delight mine ear / But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine.
  • (US) A padded cover for a bed, duvet, continental quilt.
  • (old fashioned, mostly UK) A woollen scarf for winter.
  • * Popular Science Monthly
  • The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight.
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  • (UK, NZ, AU) A pacifier.
  • Synonyms

    * (person who comforts) consoler * (padded bed cover) duvet, (continental) quilt






    (en noun)
  • Agent noun of fix; one who, or that which, fixes.
  • (photography) A chemical (sodium thiosulfate) used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions.
  • A person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit.
  • (journalism) A person who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries, often providing interpretation, personal connections, and transportation services.
  • Quotations

    : "A professional bank robber commented on this [a point in the thief's memoir]: 'Perhaps the author means by this that the fixer with whom he is acquainted works only on crimes not involving violence. It is true that there are specialists even in the fix line, and a man who has an in [in = advantageous position] to fix con cases might not be able to fix robbery cases. But if the author means that the fix does not exist in armed robbery, he is badly mistaken. It is merely a matter of knowing the right party to go to.'" — (ed), The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Annotated and Interpreted by Edwin H. Sutherland, 1937.


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