twofer

noun
two·​fer | \ˈtü-fər \

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

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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 Negga and her stylist, Karla Welch, have always been adept at creating beautiful looks, but this twofer was a masterclass in summer style. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Ruth Negga Pulled Off Two Statement Prints in 24 Hours," 20 June 2018 Here's a twofer that would generate renewable energy and save water. George Skelton, latimes.com, "California is the first state to require solar panels on new homes. Here's why Big Brother is on to something," 21 May 2018 The combination produces the best kind of twofer: an engaging history of the oil patch wrapped in an intimate portrait of his own family. Mimi Swartz, WSJ, "‘The Kings of Big Spring’ Review: There’s Oil in Their Blood," 11 Apr. 2018 Turning book reading into a ritual is as simple as repetition paired with a certain time or situation. Reading to kids just before bed is popular because routine makes for easier bedtimes as well -- a twofer! David G. Allan, CNN, "Reading is fundamental -- to the family's happiness," 3 Apr. 2018 Research from Denmark suggests enfranchising the young is a twofer: Parents are more likely to go to the polls if their teens who live at home do. Jim Braude, BostonGlobe.com, "Let 16-year-olds vote. They might take it more seriously than their elders," 14 Mar. 2018 Following the twofer of tunes, Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White returned to the stage to present the Icon Award to the legendary band. Katie Atkinson, Billboard, "Bon Jovi Perform Back-to-Back Hits & Accept Icon Award at iHeartRadio Music Awards," 11 Mar. 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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