pen pal

noun

Definition of pen pal

  1. :  a friend made and kept through correspondence

First Known Use of pen pal

1925


PEN PAL Defined for English Language Learners

pen pal

noun

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

  1. :  a friend known only through letter writing


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