Definition of keypal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkēpal/


(Especially among students) a person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging emails.
Example sentences
  • Be sure to let me know if your keypal does not respond - we may need to find you a different keypal.
  • There are many web sites on the Internet to find keypals if you are looking for international keypals.
  • A teacher chronicles her third graders’ e-mail exchanges with keypals in Australia.


1990s: from key + pal, by analogy with pen pal.

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Syllabification: key·pal

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