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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Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is mourning the loss of her young penpal, Fabian Bale.
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AN Australian has launched an appeal to find surviving relatives of a World War Two penpal from Meltham.
Recalling her time at Fenwick, which spanned 35 years from 1947 to 1962 with a break between before serving another 20 years, Doreen remembers recording a 'Happy Birthday' message for a colleague's German penpal.
But his only concern in a letter to a penpal was the size of his prison pay packet.
Mary is a little girl living Down Under who finds an unlikely penpal in middle-aged, obese, depressed New Yorker Max.
A TERROR suspect in custody awaiting trial for alleged bomb plots is flirting with a girl penpal behind his pregnant wife's back.
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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.