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frenemy  (ˈfrɛnəmɪ) 



(plural) -mies (informal)
  1. a supposed friend who behaves in a treacherous manner
  2. a person who is considered as both a friend and a rival

Word Origin

C20: blend of friend and enemy


Comment by Wordy_6 on 8 Sep 2012

Umm....is there any sort of official recognition for this....or is it all virtual?

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Comment by Collins Dictionary (Admin) on 6 Sep 2012

'frenemy' definition based on an original suggestion by Wordy_6 made on 2012-07-22.

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