verb (used with object)

  1. to remove (a person) from one’s list of friends, or contacts, on a social media website.


  1. (tr) to remove (a person) from the list of one’s friends on a social networking website

in the Facebook sense, attested from November 2007, from un- (1) “not” + friend. Related: Unfriended; unfriending. A noun unfriend “enemy” is recorded from late 13c., chiefly in Scottish, and was still in use in the 19th century.

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