Informal. a person or group that is friendly toward another because the relationship brings benefits, but harbors feelings of resentment or rivalry: Clearly, turning the competition into frenemies is good for your business.
- Sometimes frien·e·my .
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How to use frenemy in a sentence
Ugh, when your Mom revealed one of your childhood incidents to your best frenemy.‘Unfortunately True Stories’ will tug at your soul | Terri Schlichenmeyer | March 25, 2022 | Washington Blade
Cady Heron, the frenemy responsible for her misguided nutritional plan, replies in the affirmative.
Muting sidesteps the awkwardness of a full unfriending, and leaves the door open so you can still reach out to your frenemy.How to ignore people on social media without blocking or unfollowing them | empire | July 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
Everyone’s a frenemy now, and everyone’s in everyone else’s business.
Without its Korean frenemy, the company will have to switch to a new megasupplier.
This episode illuminates the omnipresent peril the current president faces in having such a high-profile, high-octane frenemy.
"From far away, she's OK," as Clueless' Cher (Alicia Silverstone) famously explains of her frenemy, Amber.
I don't really count going to 1Oak as being a socialite," sniffs a woman who refers to Snowdon-Jones as her "frenemy.
Gwyneth had a frenemy once and was troubled at the joy she felt when this person suffered a terrible public humiliation.