A term used to describe someone who would traditionally be called a "boyfriend" or "girlfriend." For people in happy monogamous relationships but do not like the labels "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" for various reasons (mainly because it sounds a little silly, just think about it.) Acceptable use is determined on a couple by couple basis. Pronounced as spelled: fry-end.
He's having dinner with his fryend Apple (vs. He's having dinner with his girlfriend Apple or He's having dinner with his girl... friend.. person... aahhh!! with a female fruit!! Apple!!!!)