pen pal

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pen pal

n.
A person with whom one becomes acquainted through a friendly, regular correspondence.

pen pal

n
a person with whom one regularly exchanges letters, often a person in another country whom one has not met. Also called: pen friend

pen′ pal`


n.
a person with whom one keeps up an exchange of letters, usu. someone far away.
[1935–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pen pal - a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence
correspondent, letter writer - someone who communicates by means of letters
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A quarter of prisoners surveyed said they had no contact at all with anyone outside the prison walls before they started writing to their penpal.
She never imagined that, almost 70 years on, she would still be writing to her childhood penpal.
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He will only be released when the other three can find Alan's penpal Chow (Ken Jeong) and return the $21million in gold bullion Chow stole from Marshall.
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Whining murderer William McArdle told a woman penpal in a letter from prison: "Am no a bad guy.
Mary is a little girl living Down Under who finds an unlikely penpal in middle-aged, obese, depressed New Yorker Max.
Sims was 17 when she came to know about Neutze when she saw an advert for a penpal in the New Zealand Weekly News, while Neutze was just 16.
The couple met in the 1980s through a penpal association, married in 1984 and lived in Manchester for 14 years, before moving to the Rhondda in 1998, where Mrs Lovegrove was from originally.
Dawn Christy, of Craig y Don, Llandudno, met Eddie Holt through a penpal agency last year.