noun, plural cro·nies.
- cronkhite-canada syndrome,
- cronkite, walter,
- crook one's elbow,
- crook, george
Origin of crony
Examples from the Web for crony
Democrats need to respond aggressively to the crony capitalism practiced by many Republicans, particularly regarding Wall Street.
Barack Obama has shown America that crony corporatism, patronage politics, and limitless government know no party.
Call it the new class, the crony class, the ruling class, or the lobbyist-industrial complex.
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|James Poulos|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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!|Nick Gillespie|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At that moment his crony Nalaczi was with him, standing at the window, while Teleki sat in an arm-chair.The Slaves of the Padishah|Mr Jkai
They took an observation now and then of the forward car, and saw that Sam and his crony were still aboard.Tom Fairfield in Camp|Allen Chapman
To this the bully did not dare make answer, and he and his crony rowed off.The Putnam Hall Encampment|Arthur M. Winfield
Here I am, returned Gamain, with the familiarity of a crony.The Hero of the People|Alexandre Dumas
But I take it that it is more likely to be some crony of the landladys.Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|A. Conan Doyle
noun plural -nies
Word Origin 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."