friend-zone

[ frend-zohn ]
/ ˈfrɛndˌzoʊn /

verb (used with object), friend-zoned, friend-zon·ing.

Slang. to put (someone) in the friend zone: He wonders why he's always getting friend-zoned by women he likes.

Nearby words

  1. friend in court,
  2. friend of dorothy,
  3. friend of the court,
  4. friend with benefits,
  5. friend zone,
  6. friended,
  7. friendiversary,
  8. friendless,
  9. friendly,
  10. friendly fire

friend zone

noun

Slang. 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.
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