Share this entry

Share this page

fixer-upper

Line breaks: fixer-upper

Definition of fixer-upper in English:

noun

North American informal
A house in need of repairs (used chiefly in connection with the purchase of such a house): $225,000 was a bargain-basement priceeven for a fixer-upper
More example sentences
  • She's looking to purchase a fixer-upper - a single-family home or three-unit apartment building - that she can get at a good price and resell later at a profit.
  • I wanted to find a place in the country, an old house, a pretty fixer-upper, but most importantly without any established garden.
  • He says it's best to buy a moderately priced home that can appreciate, or buy a fixer-upper, make the repairs, and reap the financial benefit.

Definition of fixer-upper in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vəˈkerēəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…