Definition of penfriend in English:


Line breaks: pen|friend
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnfrɛnd


A person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone in a foreign country whom one has never met.
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  • Throw into this mix, then, an idea expressed in a recent letter from a Peruvian penfriend.
  • He also considers himself lucky to have gained two penfriends with whom he remains in touch.
  • She became my best friend and confidante and penfriend.

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