friend with benefits

noun phrase

: a friend with whom one has casual sexual relations without commitments

Word History

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of friend with benefits was in 1997

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Cite this Entry

“Friend with benefits.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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