crony Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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cronynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkrəʊ.ni/  us   /ˈkroʊ-/ informal disapproving
a ​friend, or a ​person who ​works for someone in ​authority, ​especially one who is ​willing to give and ​receivedishonesthelp: The ​general and his cronies are now ​awaitingtrial for ​drugsmuggling.
(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 ​closefriend 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)
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