Meaning of “pen pal” in the English Dictionary

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"pen pal" in British English

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pen palnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpen ˌpæl/ us /ˈpen ˌpæl/ UK pen friend

A2 someone who you exchange letters with as a hobby, but usually have not met:

I've got a pen pal in Australia.

(Definition of “pen pal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pen pal" in American English

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pen palnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpen ˌpæl/

someone with whom you exchange letters as a hobby, esp. someone in another country

(Definition of “pen pal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)