Meaning of “crony” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “crony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cronynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkroʊ·ni/ often disapproving

a close friend or companion, esp. someone who may not be honest:

I’d like to see the president and his cronies booted out of office.

(Definition of “crony” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)