pen pal

noun

Definition of pen pal

: a friend made and kept through correspondence

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First Known Use of pen pal

1925

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PEN PAL Defined for English Language Learners

pen pal

Definition of pen pal for English Language Learners

  • : a person (such as someone in a foreign country) who you exchange letters with even though you have never met


PEN PAL Defined for Kids

pen pal

noun

Definition of pen pal for Students

: a friend known only through letter writing

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of pen pal


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