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When somebody in the friend group is temporarily demoted from friend status due to some sort of altercation/situation. Yet they have not yet reached frenemy status as it would not feel right without at least having them around. Reaching barnacle status enables said party a small amount of conversation in the friend group, but not to the extent where others will laugh at their jokes. After an agreed amount of time by the friend group, the outsider may be promoted back to friend.
Person 1: I am so mad at *name* for getting so wasted last night, he/she completely humiliated me in front of everybody!
Person 2: Dude don't worry, he/she knows he/she reached barnacle status because of last night
by Matsumoto111 June 05, 2010