a friendship in which one person, typically male, is romantically or sexually attracted to the other, but the attraction is not mutual: He's obviously in love with her but she keeps him in the friend zone.
Other definitions for friend-zone (2 of 2)
Slang. to put (someone) in the friend zone:He wonders why he's always getting friend-zoned by women he likes.
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