What Does Penned Mean?


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Penned is derived from the word pen. Accordingly the meaning of penned will change according to the different definitions of a pen. Pen may mean the instrument used for writing like an ink pen, or a ball point pen or a fountain pen among others. In this context penned means to write or compose something with a pen. Alternatively a pen may mean some form of enclosure for animals especially farm animals like chickens, pigs, sheep, cows or goats. In this context penned means to confine something or somebody as if enclosed in a pen.

A pen may also denote a female swan. The immensely popular American comedy Seinfeld also has an episode called the Pen. The sea pen is a kind of animal. Pen is also a slang short form for the penitentiary.

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