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unfriend

[uhn-frend] /ʌnˈfrɛnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove (a person) from one's list of friends, or contacts, on a social-networking website.
Also, defriend [dee-frend] /diˈfrɛnd/ (Show IPA).
Origin
2005-2010
2005-10; un-2 + friend ( def 8 )
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Word Origin and History for un friend

unfriend

v.

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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