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  • n. Alternative spelling of penfriend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person one comes to know by by frequent friendly correspondence; a pen pal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence


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  • Charles Barber, conductor and artistic director at City Opera Vancouver, became Kleiber's pen-friend in the late 1980s.

    The Disappearing Maestro

  • While he was there, Jim went up to Liverpool and met Joan, his pen-friend.

    Jim Bennett

  • As the author explains in her introduction, the story began life as a series of letters and scenes that she wrote as a teenager in collaboration with a pen-friend she met at a summer camp.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • My mother gamely tolerated them, along with the odd praying mantis on the net curtains, smuggled home on the Train Bleu from Menton, where my French pen-friend, Jean-Franois, lived.


  • Until now we'd given our longstanding pen-friend no cause whatever to credit anyone in the Signals directorate with the competence to set a trap for him.

    between silk and cyanide

  • In May my English pen-friend since 1964 corrected my essay grammatically and sent me a small white English New Testament.

    Baron Pál Podmaniczky and the Norwegian Bible

  • Instead of answering my Christmas card my half-Polish, half-Slovakian pen-friend since 1963 sent me a copy of an article.

    Baron Pál Podmaniczky and the Norwegian Bible

  • Clearwire is looking for a pen-friend in Global Mobile, one of six WiMAX licensees in Taiwan, according to local reports. - telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion

  • My mother's French pen-friend, Anne-Marie, who had also known both my parents since they were teenagers, married my mother's cousin around the same time.

    Life and style |

  • If you are interested in having an old-fashioned pen-friend, please post a comment on my blog, and I’ll pass his address along to you.

    Archive 2008-06-01


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