twofer

twofer

[too-fer]
noun Informal.
1.
a card or ticket entitling the holder to purchase two tickets to a theatrical performance at a reduced price.
2.
a coupon or offer entitling a person to purchase two items or services for approximately the price of one.
3.
a person who belongs to two minority groups and can satisfy two quotas or appeal to two political constituencies, especially a black woman, who can be counted twice in a position she holds, as fulfilling a racial and a sexual quota.

Origin:
1885–90; from the phrase two for (the price of one, a nickel, etc.), with final (ər) humorously taken as -er1; cf. gofer

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twofer
two for [one]
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