- a close friend or companion; chum.
Origin of crony
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Examples from the Web for crony
Democrats need to respond aggressively to the crony capitalism practiced by many Republicans, particularly regarding Wall Street.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
Barack Obama has shown America that crony corporatism, patronage politics, and limitless government know no party.America’s Slumbering Secession Obsession
September 23, 2014
Call it the new class, the crony class, the ruling class, or the lobbyist-industrial complex.The GOP Flees to the Cleve
July 9, 2014
Unions exist because, without them, the path is opened wide to crony collaboration between big government and big business.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision
July 2, 2014
In 2012, he voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, one of the purest excresences of crony capitalism imaginable.After Cochran’s Win: Red-State Socialism Must Be Stopped!
June 27, 2014
The bully and his crony had, from a distance, watched the departure of the Rovers.The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island
Andy cranked up and he and his crony getting into the car were about to start off.Tom Swift and his Motor-boat
There, in front of the soda fountain, were the bully of the Hall and his crony.The Rover Boys on the Farm
Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
"Blamed if I know who that fellow was," he remarked to a crony.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Far from us, indeed, to have volunteered the betrayal of our crony.I and My Chimney
- a friend or companion
Word Origin and History for crony
1660s, Cambridge student slang, probably from Greek khronios "long-lasting," from khronos "time" (see chrono-), and with a sense of "old friend," or "contemporary."