twofer

noun
two·​fer | \ ˈtü-fər How to pronounce twofer (audio) \

Definition of twofer

1 : two articles available for the price of one or about the price of one
2 : something that satisfies two criteria or needs simultaneously
3 : a cheap item of merchandise especially : a cigar selling at two for a nickel
4 : a free coupon entitling the bearer to purchase two tickets to a specified theatrical production for the price of one

Examples of twofer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having always deplored this twofer trick, Miss Manners finds this neither darling nor thoughtful nor truly charitable. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Friend fed up with pointless texts," 23 Dec. 2019 Green Day were all over the 2019 MTV EMAs on Sunday night (Nov. 3), between a twofer performance from the MTV World Stage in Seville, Spain, and a big win on the main stage. Katie Atkinson, Billboard, "Green Day Brings Festival Vibes to MTV EMAs 2019 With 'Father of All' & 'Basket Case'," 3 Nov. 2019 And how’s this for a twofer: Donate some cash and then volunteer a few hours. oregonlive, "Why no tax deductions for volunteer time? David Lazarus consumer column," 25 Jan. 2020 Since this loss of methane also deprives the host of the energy therein, thus probably reducing its growth rate, controlling methanogenic bacterial activity in ruminants looks like a beneficial twofer. The Economist, "The answer to livestock that burp methane may be seaweed," 2 Nov. 2019 One caveat: The twofer tickets are good for travel Saturdays only. Mary Forgione, latimes.com, "Amtrak's 2-for-1 ticket deal is good for train rides in the Northeast," 9 July 2019 For makeup, twofer palettes and mini mascara are space savers. Amy Tara Koch, Washington Post, "Leave the suitcase at home. Here’s why you should just take a carry-on, and how to pack it.," 7 June 2019 This year, Dunkin' may be celebrating a twofer: National Coffee Day and their new name. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "Where to Get Free Coffee and Deals on National Coffee Day," 27 Sep. 2018 The first-ever beauty launch from the glass water bottle–maker BKR—a hydrating rose-scented lip balm that snaps onto the cap—is a treadmill twofer. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Athleisure Beauty Products to Stash In Your Gym Bag This Summer," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of twofer

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for twofer

alteration of two for (one)

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The first known use of twofer was in 1885

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22 Feb 2020

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“Twofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twofer. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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