poison-pen letter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “poison-pen letter” in the English Dictionary

"poison-pen letter" in British English

See all translations

poison-pen letternoun [C]

uk   /ˌpɔɪ.zənˈpenˌlet.ər/  us   /-ˌlet̬.ɚ/
a ​letter in which very ​unkind or ​unpleasant things are written about the ​person it is ​sent to, in ​order to ​offend or ​upset them
(Definition of poison-pen letter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poison-pen letter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意中伤的信, 匿名诽谤信…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意中傷的信, 匿名誹謗信…
What is the pronunciation of poison-pen letter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“poison-pen letter” in British English

Word of the Day


a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More