Frenemy meaning

frĕnə-mē
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A person who is ostensibly friendly or collegial with someone but who is actually antagonistic or competitive.
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(humorous) Someone who pretends to be your friend, but is really your enemy.
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The definition of a frenemy is someone who is both a friend and an enemy.

An example of a frenemy is someone who you are nice to in person, but secretly compete with.

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(humorous) A fair-weather friend who is also a rival.
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Origin of frenemy

  • Blend of friend enemy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of friend and enemy. Likely to have been invented independently multiple times.

    From Wiktionary