Definition of frenemy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛnəmi/

noun (plural frenemies)

A person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry.
Example sentences
  • Advertising mogul Sir Martin Sorrell used the term "frenemy" to describe the phenomenon.
  • Rob called the company a frenemy of the internet generation.
  • I was very happy it was not someone I respected," she said of her frenemy, whom she called a "coward."


1950s: blend of friend and enemy.

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