defriend

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de- + friend

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defriend (third-person singular simple present defriends, present participle defriending, simple past and past participle defriended)

  1. (Internet) To remove from one's list of friends (e.g. on a social networking website).
    • 2005, Schmitt et al, Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design
      But why subject myself and friends to the awkward social construct of being virtually "defriended" because I want to save some space on a Web page?
    • 2007, Mia Consalvo, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Internet Research Annual: Volume 4
      Likewise, the actions of friending or defriending someone send out messages of their own.

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