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 For Gen Xers staring down middle-aged obsolescence, the Williams twins’ video provides a satisfying twofer: a chance to cluck their tongues at clueless youths while confirming the supremacy of their own touchstones. Jody Rosen, New York Times, "The Racial Anxiety Lurking Behind Reaction Videos," 27 Aug. 2020 The passport is valid through Oct. 31 for one twofer offer at each establishment. Laura Daily And Bryan K. Chavez, The Know, "Watch a movie in a socially-distanced “pod” under the stars in Aurora," 3 Aug. 2020 The trip felt like a twofer: by day, a personal journey of reflection, and by night, kindling a flame and prolonging a fling. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "My Expat Childhood Made Me the Traveler I Am Today," 12 June 2020 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

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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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“Twofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twofer. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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