: a close friend especially of long standing : pal
Examples of CRONY
- The mayor rewarded his cronies with high-paying jobs after he was elected.
- <the criminal's cronies were also closely questioned about the illegal gambling operation>
Origin of CRONY
perhaps from Greek chronios
long-lasting, from chronos
First Known Use: 1656
Related to CRONY
- cohort, companion, compatriot, compeer, comrade, associate, fellow, hobnobber, mate, running mate
- enemy, foe
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