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verb [transitive] unfriend pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈfrend/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleunfriending
past tenseunfriended
past participleunfriended
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Although unfriend has been widely used since the early 2000s, thanks to the rise of social media, the word is in fact much older: the earliest recorded use of it is in a letter by the English writer Thomas Fuller, published in 1659.


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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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