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 6, 2010
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these are people who leave you and make you "alone" without "genuine care" and make you long for a true friend.
Miss X and Miss Y doesn't care if Miss R is alone. What a Fair weather friends! hmmph.
by VasTrins vennin August 27, 2008
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A friend who only wants to hang out when he/she is in a good mood. They say that they'd rather not make their friends unhappy, and use this as an excuse to break off engagements on a moment's notice if his/her mood changes.
I was planning to hang out with Mike today, but he's such a fair weather friend that he called me five minutes before he was supposed to show up and canceled because he said he's feeling down.
by commiebobo November 27, 2009
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A fair weather friend is one who lives in a milder climate than you. This person takes great pleasure in taunting you with how great it is where they are (warm and sunny) when you are suffering in your climate (cold and snowy or otherwise unpleasant).
Shane was taunted by his fair weather friends on Facebook as he sat looking helplessly from his office window, watching snow fall in the middle of April in Michigan.
by tweetlady April 19, 2011
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Someone who you thought was a good friend but they only show up when the circumstances are in their favor.
At first I thought Matt was a good friend because he would always hang out. Turns out he was just a fair weather-friend. Boy it is mighty cloudy today.
by dnicker October 1, 2014
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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
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A disloyal friend. Someone who will befriend you when it’s beneficial or convenient for them, but will ditch you the second you’re no longer useful. They’ll hang out with you when nobody else is available. But will ghost you when they find better company. They’re basically a phony friend who are only interested in you when it’s in their favor but couldn’t care less about you as a person.
Hey Steve, why do I only hear from John when he wants a favor but is never available when I need something?

Simple, he’s a fair weather friend.
by Truckerdan May 17, 2021
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