Definition of frenemy
: one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy
Recent Examples of frenemy from the Web
Doug is clashing with LeAnn, a somewhat gentler but still highly capable frenemy who’s whipping congressional votes with him.
An actual 18th-century pirate recast as the classic frenemy next door.
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Origin and Etymology of frenemy
blend of friend and enemy
First Known Use: 1953
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