(redirected from Frienemy)
Related to Frienemy: Frenemy


n. pl. fren·e·mies Informal
A person who is ostensibly friendly or collegial with someone but who is actually antagonistic or competitive.

[Blend of friend and enemy.]


n, pl -mies
1. a supposed friend who behaves in a treacherous manner
2. a person who is considered as both a friend and a rival
[C20: blend of friend and enemy ]
References in periodicals archive ?
The other day a frienemy made fun of my RBF, the default mask that conveys meanness without meaning to.
For its part, the frienemy Google went on to make strategic moves into gaining control over Internet measurement tools.
When the new Sultan, Vlad's childhood frienemy Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper), demands 1,000 Transylvanian youths as conscripts for his army--among them, Vlad's own son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson, cementing a very conspicuous "Game of Thrones" vibe)--the war-weary prince sees no option but to defy the Sultan's demands.