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! 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

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First Known Use of unfriend

2003, in the meaning defined above

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