frenemy

noun fren·e·my \ ˈfre-nə-mē \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of frenemy

plural frenemies
: one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy

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Origin and Etymology of frenemy

blend of friend and enemy


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