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pen palnoun [C]

uk   us   (UK pen friend)
A2 someone who you ​exchangeletters with as a ​hobby, but usually have not ​met: I've got a ​penpal in ​Australia.
(Definition of pen pal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pen palnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpen ˌpæl/
someone with whom you ​exchangeletters as a ​hobby, esp. someone in another ​country
(Definition of pen pal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pen pal”
in Arabic صَديق بِالمُراسَلة…
in Korean 펜팔…
in Portuguese amigo, -a por correspondência…
in Catalan amic, -iga per correspondència…
in Japanese ペンパル, 文通友達…
in Chinese (Simplified) 笔友…
in Chinese (Traditional) 筆友…
in Italian amico, -a per corrispondenza…
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