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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We were pen friends since 1960 and must have exchanged over 100 letters in all those years.
It is almost like a circle of pen friends. I admire Barbara Dunn greatly as she writes the most sensible letters.
Researchers also found we get wistful about owning a CD collection and an encyclopaedia, sending love letters and having pen friends.
The happy couple were pen friends while Jim was in the navy and they went on to marry on June 21, 1947, at Holy Trinity Church in Coventry after Jim proposed to Lily under a lamppost.
They became pen friends and, in 2011, were reunited after both their partners died.
Moreover, I have virtually become pen friends with some prosecutors and courts due to the excessive correspondence between us.
I am pen friends with two people - one in Australia and one in America.
We are appealing for pen friends in your newspaper to correspond with our messdeck whilst away in foreign waters serving Queen and country.
Sam and Suzy, we learn, have been pen friends for a year and they plan to escape with his camping equipment, her books, her cat and a record player.
PEN FRIENDS Dr Manny Ling at the University of Sunderland.
Jordan is checking websites where killers awaiting execution plead for pen friends.
I joined the international pen friends club and was delighted to discover that, far from being dead and in spite of e-mail, the good old letter is still very much alive and kicking around the world.