pen friend


pen friend
'pen friend
pen|friend [ˈpenfrend] n BrE
someone you write friendly letters to, especially someone in another country who you have never met
= ↑pen pal

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • pen friend — noun (C) BrE someone you make friends with by writing letters, especially someone in another country whom you have never met; pen pal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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