poison-pen

adjective
poi·​son-pen | \ ˈpȯi-zᵊn-ˈpen How to pronounce poison-pen (audio) \

Definition of poison-pen

: written with malice and spite and usually anonymously a poison-pen letter

First Known Use of poison-pen

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Poison-pen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poison-pen. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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