Definition of 'crony'
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It appointed cronies into public administration. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He decided not to appoint stand-in cronies after four millionaires on his original list were blocked. The Sun (2006)But they are not committed to the survival of a president who has packed his Government with cronies, relatives and warlords. Times, Sunday Times (2010)MINISTERS plan to hire dozens more political cronies - at a cost to the taxpayer of 16million. The Sun (2013)They resent the fact that only the most senior generals, as well as their relatives and cronies, are reaping the rewards of power. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. crony is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'crony'
British English: crony NOUN
You can refer to friends that someone spends a lot of time with as their cronies, especially when you disapprove of them.
He had lunch with his business cronies.
Definition of crony from the Collins English Dictionary
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