‘Meet my frolleague, Anna.’

When you’re introducing someone and you realise that neither ‘colleague’ nor ‘friend’ does justice to your relationship, frolleague is the word you need.

A frolleague is a professional connection that grows into a rich and fulfilling relationship.

Frolleague relationships are expansive, originating from a shared professional passion and evolving to incorporate everything else. This is why we love frolleagues so much. They are both professional and personal sounding boards, bringing fresh perspectives to our life story so far. They offer objective curiosity and candour that our established friends and family are often unable to bring. Frolleague relationships are rich and diverse. They mix, match and merge across all aspects of our lives, including our inner work geek... which is, in the end, what sets them apart from other relationships.
'It's Friday - time for fun and frolics with frolleagues.'

'Some of my favourite conversations are with frolleagues - we connect on so many levels including what gets us excited about our work.'

'Introducing my friend and colleague, Alice - hang on a minute! Shouldn't there be a word for this? Try frolleague!'
by Anna & friends October 21, 2022
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Someone who is both a colleague and a friend. There is a thin line between a friend and a colleague - for example you would go and have some ice cream with your frolleague during office hours, but you would not go out to a club with her to do the dirty wine
I was at work yesterday and my frolleague asked me to go down to 7-11 for some ice cream. I said ‘yes’
by Inspiredbeingco July 5, 2019
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A colleague who is also your friend.
I love my job. I work with some great frolleagues!
by U-dub May 17, 2016
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People who you work with that are more than colleagues but not quite friends. You really find them when you leave a company and you are deciding who gets the Facebook invite and who gets the LinkedIn invite.
My Frolleague, Bert, is really connected but I would not be seen dead with him at a bar, so I'll invite him to join my LinkedIn network. While I drink and work with Betty so she gets the Facebook invite.
by Leslie Dow October 21, 2007
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(Noun)A friend who is also a work colleague. Frolleagues are often created during a particularly rowdy night of work drinks and are useful as a sounding board for bitching about your work load/boss etc.
A bunch of my frolleagues are going out for a pint tonight.
by Sarah Pritchard October 12, 2006
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Friends + colleagues - for when your love and respect for your co-workers is both immense and totally work-appropriate; with a frolleague crowd, you typically switch between being fun and relaxed, and professional depending on the context.
At work: "I have a meeting until 5, but afterwards would love to spend time with frolleagues at happy hour."

At a weekend BBQ: "Solid beer choice from the new frolleague. Why aren't you this cool at the office?"
by Frolleagues for America July 8, 2013
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a relationship that is primarily professional but also has gained friends status
I'm having a girl's night out with some of my new frolleagues.
by Ellanval February 14, 2023
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