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keypal

Line breaks: key¦pal
Pronunciation: /ˈkiːpal
 
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Definition of keypal in English:

noun

informal
A person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging emails; an email penfriend: I mainly use the Internet for sending emails to my keypals
More 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.

Origin

1990s: from key1 + pal, by analogy with pen pal.

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