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[too-fer] /ˈtu fər/
noun, Informal.
a card or ticket entitling the holder to purchase two tickets to a theatrical performance at a reduced price.
a coupon or offer entitling a person to purchase two items or services for approximately the price of one.
Disparaging. 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 of twofer
1885-90; from the phrase two for (the price of one, a nickel, etc.), with final (ər) humorously taken as -er1; cf. gofer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  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.
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