frenemy etymology

English word frenemy comes from English enemy, English friend

Detailed word origin of frenemy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
enemy English (eng) Of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.. An alliance of such forces.. Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.. Something harmful or threatening to another.
friend English (eng) (transitive) To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.. (transitive, obsolete) To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help. (climbing) A spring-loaded camming device.. (colloquial, ironic, used only in the vocative) Used as a form of address when warning someone.. (informal) An object or idea that can [...]
frenemy English (eng) (humorous) A fair-weather friend who is also a rival.. (humorous) Someone who pretends to be your friend, but is really your enemy.

Words with the same origin as frenemy

Descendants of enemy
Descendants of friend
Edwin LJBF framily frienemy