[ fren-uh-mee ]

  1. 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.

Origin of frenemy

First recorded in 1950-55; fr(iend) + enemy
  • Sometimes frien·e·my .

Words Nearby frenemy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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