unfriend

verb
un·friend | \ ˌən-ˈfrend \
unfriended; unfriending; unfriends

Definition of unfriend 

transitive verb

: to remove (someone) from a list of designated friends on a person's social networking website

Examples of unfriend in a Sentence

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Instead of unfriending people on Facebook who share different political views, comment! Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Ariana Grande defends her political activism in the wake of the Manchester concert bombing," 13 July 2018 Instead of unfriending people on Facebook who share different political views, comment! Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Ariana Grande defends her political activism in the wake of the Manchester concert bombing," 13 July 2018 Instead of unfriending people on Facebook who share different political views, comment! Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Ariana Grande defends her political activism in the wake of the Manchester concert bombing," 13 July 2018 Instead of unfriending people on Facebook who share different political views, comment! Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Ariana Grande defends her political activism in the wake of the Manchester concert bombing," 13 July 2018 Instead of unfriending people on Facebook who share different political views, comment! Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Calls Out Celebrities Who Don't Use Their Voices for Political Activism," 11 July 2018 Today, unfriending the European Union seems to be U.S. policy. Cecilia Malmström, WSJ, "Friends Don’t Let Friends Impose Tariffs," 7 June 2018 Mishra’s decision to unfriend Mark Zuckerberg solidified on Thursday evening. Ashwin Rodrigues, Fortune, "Satire: Citing Privacy Concerns, Weary Facebook Employee Unfriends Mark Zuckerberg," 20 Mar. 2018 New Yorkers apparently ask quite a few questions about themselves: Who unfriended me? Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Google Trends Shows These Are The Oddest Questions In Each State," 26 May 2016

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First Known Use of unfriend

2003, in the meaning defined above

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