follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

twofer

[too-fer] /ˈtu fər/
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
1885-1890
1885-90; from the phrase two for (the price of one, a nickel, etc.), with final (ər) humorously taken as -er1; cf. gofer
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for twofer

twofer

noun
  1. A cheap cigar (1911+)
  2. A theater ticket sold at half the normal price (1948+)

[fr the phrase two for, in these cases two for a nickel and two for the price of one]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for twofer

twofer

two for [one]
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for twofer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for twofer

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for twofer