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unfriend

[uhn-frend]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to remove (a person) from one's list of friends, or contacts, on a social media website.
Sometimes de·friend [dee-frend] /diˈfrɛnd/,

Origin of unfriend

2005–10; un-2 + friend (in the sense “to add to one's list of contacts”)
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defriend

verb
  1. (tr) to remove (a person) from the list of one's friends on a social networking website
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Word Origin and History for defriend

unfriend

v.

in the Facebook sense, attested from November 2007, from un- (1) "not" + friend. Related: Unfriended; unfriending. A noun unfriend "enemy" is recorded from late 13c., chiefly in Scottish, and was still in use in the 19th century.

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