Definition of frenemy
: one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy
Recent Examples of frenemy from the Web
The trailer kicks off with Sansa Stark sauntering through the snow, looking regal as ever, while her old frenemy Littlefinger seems to whisper in her ear via voiceover some sound, albeit difficult-to-execute, advice.
The trailer kicks off with Sansa sauntering through the snow, looking regal as ever, while her old frenemy Littlefinger seems to whisper in her ear via voiceover some sound, albeit difficult-to-execute, advice.
Doug is clashing with LeAnn, a somewhat gentler but still highly capable frenemy who’s whipping congressional votes with him.
Tiberi doesn't endorse: Tiberi, an ally of Ohio Gov. (and Mandel frenemy) John Kasich, declined to endorse Mandel for Senate.
Their frenemy-ship goes back a generation, as their fathers were reported rivals as well.
Calling his favorite frenemy Matt Damon to make another farcical ad about United.
Despite the sci-fi premise, Boyle works toward an intimate portrayal of the contingencies of character, shifting perspectives among the father-to-be, the mother-to-be, and the mother’s bitter frenemy on the outside.
The social media site’s relationship with the news media is, at best, in frenemy territory.
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Origin and Etymology of frenemy
blend of friend and enemy
First Known Use: 1953See Words from the same year
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