Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A coupon offering two items, especially tickets for a play, for the price of one.
  • n. Informal An offer, a deal, or an arrangement in which a single expense yields a dual return: Going to a wedding in New Orleans during Mardi Gras was a twofer.
  • n. Informal One who belongs to two minority groups and can be counted, as by an employer, as part of two quotas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something that yields a substantial additional benefit.
  • n. The fashion of wearing long sleeves outside a short-sleeved shirt.
  • n. A cabling device used in theatre, allowing two stage lighting instruments to be connected to one dimmer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an offer of two for the price of one
  • n. a coupon that allows the holder to purchase two items (as two tickets to a play) for the price of one

Etymologies

Alteration of two for (the price of one).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened, eye dialect form of two for the price of one. (Wiktionary)

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  • I heard it in New York - two for the price of one (theatre tickets).

    In UK we say Bogof (buy one, get one free)

    June 16, 2008