crony

[ kroh-nee ]
/ ˈkroʊ ni /

noun, plural cro·nies.

a close friend or companion; chum.

Origin of crony

1655–65; alleged to be university slang; perhaps < Greek chrónios for a long time, long-continued, derivative of chrónos time; cf. chrono-
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crony

/ (ˈkrəʊnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

a friend or companion

Word Origin for crony

C17: student slang (Cambridge), from Greek khronios of long duration, from khronos time
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