backfriend

noun
back·​friend

Definition of backfriend

archaic
: a seeming friend who is secretly an enemy

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First Known Use of backfriend

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backfriend

perhaps from back entry 3 + friend

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“Backfriend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backfriend. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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