The type of "friend" whose words or actions bring you down.(whether you realize it as intentional or not) The type of friend you ought to cut off but don't cuz...they're nice... good ...you've had good times with them. U know...they're good people that you can count on to bring you down again sometime in the near future.The friend you may or may not have cornered about their quicksand like ways and keep around because "its in the past"...and so was one minute ago. The person that will continue to bring you down until you demand better for yourself.
When you ask yourself is that person my friend or enemy...they are your frenemy. Straighten em out or leave them.Don't put up with it.
by tweetybird1 May 25, 2006
by nodemons May 05, 2004
Someone who is both friend and enemy, a relationship that is both mutually beneficial or dependent while being competitive, fraught with risk and mistrust.
Zack is John's frenemy. They get a long in the office but both of them work on internal competing teams.
by Anonymous Nick May 18, 2007
by noelle May 01, 2003
A person with whom you may have a lot of fun and/or a lot in common, who also has a vile and random dark side. These relationships are worth doing a cost/benefit analysis on. Also, limiting relationships with frenemies to non-SO relationships is a must. Why? Because it’s ultimately all about them after all, and you will need to be in a position to get away from them for indefinite periods of time. Know too, that you will probably become their frenemy as well—because you won’t be able to keep from talking behind their back. If this happens, don‘t expect everyone to get it—some will wonder why this person enrages you so much and others will wonder what you see in them.
It is recommended for your own safety/sanity that you limit yourself to one frenemy at any given time in your life.
by WhoWantzToKnow July 10, 2008
Someone who acts as your friend while having alterior motives. Winston Churchill is credited with first coining this term while discussing America's involvment in WW2.
"America is Britains first and only Frenemy. It is this country which will help with one hand while taking with another".
by CAalfie March 21, 2012
by Nun yah November 20, 2007