Definition of frenemy in English:


Line breaks: fren|emy
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛnəmi


(plural frenemies) informal
A person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry.
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  • 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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