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addaword.gifdefinition of frenemy

someone who is supposedly a friend, although both parties know you don't really like each other
Sally has been my frenemy for years.
Submitted by: Clara from United Kingdom on 29/12/2009 12:07:00
Definition of frenemy from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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