Definition of frenemy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

frenemy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfrenəmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrenəmi//
 
(pl. frenemies)
 
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a person or organization that you are friends with because it is useful or necessary to be their friend, in spite of the fact that you really dislike or disagree with them The Internet giant is seen by many as a frenemy, a company they cannot afford not to work with. Word Origin 1950s: blend of friend and enemy.