two·​fer ˈtü-fər How to pronounce twofer (audio)
: two articles available for the price of one or about the price of one
: something that satisfies two criteria or needs simultaneously
: a cheap item of merchandise
especially : a cigar selling at two for a nickel
: a free coupon entitling the bearer to purchase two tickets to a specified theatrical production for the price of one

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Holiday Reinhorn is a twofer. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2023 How’s that for a twofer? Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 10 Feb. 2022 This one’s a twofer. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 9 June 2021 Horsetail Falls, Alaska Horsetail Falls is a twofer: stunning in the summer and an exceptional ice-climbing destination in the winter when the cascade freezes. Carrie Dennis, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2023 Aerodynamic changes courtesy of the revised front end and a new liftgate spoiler manage the twofer of reducing aerodynamic lift by up to 38 percent while lowering drag. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 17 Oct. 2022 Coda, a Sundance dramedy that’s been on AppleTV+ since the summer, got a Gothams-sized boost from Thursday’s nominations, including a twofer in the newly gender-neutral supporting category: Kotsur and Marlee Matlin, who play the heroine’s deaf parents, both got in. Nate Jones, Vulture, 22 Oct. 2021 Who doesn’t love a good twofer? Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 June 2022 Who doesn’t love a twofer? Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History


alteration of two for (one)

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of twofer was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Twofer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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