1) a term used to define one who transcends mere friendship but for whom the labels boyfriend, girlfriend, and partner would be inappropriate
2) a very intimate friend both emotionally and physically, but one who does not fit the traditional concept of a relationship
Bob: After Ashley and I went to the play, we had a long talk, a cup of coffee and a quickie
John: So, are you two dating?
Bob: No. She's my fruendster.