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 Lizabeth happily obliged with a twofer: a dreamy upgrade to the childhood chocolate chip cookie, and a traditional Scandinavian soft almond cookie called a Kringla. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 30 Nov. 2021 This twofer delivers the perks of a mineral sunscreen and moisturizer in one bottle. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Parents would therefore opt to send a care package containing various additional provisions and get a twofer by doing so. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 12 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 12 June 2020 Having always deplored this twofer trick, Miss Manners finds this neither darling nor thoughtful nor truly charitable. Judith Martin, Washington Post, 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, 3 Nov. 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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13 Dec 2021

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“Twofer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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