Definition of twofer in English:

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twofer

Pronunciation: /ˈtuːfə/

noun

North American informal
An item or offer that comprises two items but is sold for the price of one.
Example sentences
  • It offers him a political twofer: placating his corporate donors while winning the hearts and votes of the true believers who helped the president achieve a Second Coming of his own.
  • If all of our other immune protections are fading, maybe grandparents should take infants for their shots and physicians should offer ‘twofers.’
  • We're not running around offering people a twofer.

Origin

Early 20th century (originally denoting a cigar sold at two for a quarter of a cent): representing a pronunciation of two for in ‘two for the price of one’.

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