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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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As part of its Christmas schedule, Radio 4 in Britain is doing a series called Pen Pals, in which five well-known broadcasters will undertake a hand-written correspondence with acquaintances in other countries.
We created Pen Pals because we believe every human has that inherent curiosity to explore and connect through other people's life experiences," says Co-Founder I.
Each chapter details certain aspects of life in Afghanistan and is interspersed with letters written by each of the pen pals that form a more personal view of their world.
Include a SASE to receive the names and addresses of pen pals.
It was always exciting on the day our letters from our pen pals would arrive and we were able to write back.
What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face?
BEAUMONT - Lori Williams was searching online last year when she found a plea apparently written by a Texas inmate looking for pen pals to write him in prison.
Today, nearly five years after the shelter opened in 2010 (on the fifth anniversary of Katrina), Pen Pals houses about 80 dogs and a dozen cats at a time; inmates and staff have helped to train and find homes for 625 dogs and 451 cats.
LIKE (probably) a lot of teenage girls in the 90s, I had pen pals.
I became pen pals with Michael somewhat by accident.
Each time, Kate's pen pals have responded to her, sometimes unaware of her age.