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poi•son-pen



Pronunciation: (poi'zun-pen'), [key]
adj.
1. composed or sent maliciously, as a letter, usually anonymously and for the purpose of damaging another's reputation or happiness: The newspaper received a poison-pen letter alleging that the mayor was misusing city funds.
2. characterized by or given to the sending of poison-pen letters: a poison-pen campaign; a poison-pen writer.

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