A friend who is only a friend when circumstances are pleasant or profitable. At the first sign of trouble, these capricious, disloyal friends will drop their relationship with you.
I had thought Ted would stand by me when I was accused of theft, but it turned out he was only a fair-weather friend.
by Stephanie M. October 25, 2003
someone who is a good friend when it is easy for them to be one and who stops when you are having problems.
by Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant July 28, 2004
A friend who only associates with you when they have nothing better to do. Someone who may only stick around in exciting situations but when times are somewhat boring, leave your side.
A fair weather friend would act like they want to hang out but never invite you to do anything and if you invite them to do something they will only do it if they cant find something better.
by carebear bob April 05, 2010
by John October 23, 2003
A friend who is only nice to you when it's convenient. Someone who's wishy-washy. Someone who is a "backstabber." Someone who abandons you in certain situations.
by Greg October 26, 2003
After Mat broke up with my friend, he would act extremely shady all the time, pretending to lose his phone, and pretending not to receive SMS's. At times there was even no toilet paper, or shit on the walls. He is a fairweather friend.
by FWF September 22, 2010
by Anonymous October 26, 2003