unfriend

verb
un·​friend | \ ˌən-ˈfrend How to pronounce unfriend (audio) \
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

Recent Examples on the Web My cousin is quite right wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Aspiring lawyer rests his case," 3 Sep. 2019 My cousin is quite right wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Aspiring lawyer rests his case," 3 Sep. 2019 My cousin is quite right wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Aspiring lawyer rests his case," 3 Sep. 2019 My cousin is quite right wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Aspiring lawyer rests his case," 3 Sep. 2019 My cousin is quite right wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Aspiring lawyer rests his case," 3 Sep. 2019 My cousin is quite right wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Aspiring lawyer rests his case," 3 Sep. 2019 My cousin is quite right wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Aspiring lawyer rests his case," 3 Sep. 2019 My cousin is quite right-wing and has been particularly rude and insulting (to the point of unfriending on social media). Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: I hate their politics. Do I have to go to the wedding?," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unfriend

2003, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Unfriend.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfriend. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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