twofer

noun

two·​fer ˈtü-fər How to pronounce twofer (audio)
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 The passport is valid for one twofer at each establishment. Laura Daily and Bryan K. Chavez, The Denver Post, 4 June 2024 Billie Eilish, fresh off another round of Grammy and Oscar wins, will arrive Oct. 7 for the second Detroit arena performance of her career, while Pink will serve up a twofer there Oct. 14-15. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 5 May 2024 In new promos for Saturday’s episode, Day can’t contain his enthusiasm for the pop star’s twofer. Katie Atkinson, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 He is highly regarded both by UMG’s artists and by the company’s investors, an extraordinarily difficult twofer to pull off. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, 29 Jan. 2024 For years, one of the great architectural twofers in the city has been the view up and down Fifth Avenue from the pedestrian plaza next to the park, south toward the Flatiron Building, north toward the Empire State. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 The tie-up that Jones and his team heavily championed launched one of the most lucrative movie-plus-marketing twofers in showbiz history. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2023 This talented twofer not only creates space in your shower but also sloughs away dead skin from head to toe. Anneke Knot, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 Along the way, Salzinger pioneered a program selling lights to corporations in a twofer plan: for example, Direct Energy in Dallas, Texas, bought lights in bulk to give as customer gifts, and purchased an equal number of lights for disaster relief and humanitarian aid. Tracy Ross, Outside Online, 28 Jan. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

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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“Twofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twofer. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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