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crony

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkrəʊni/ informal
one of a group of friends who help each other, especially in a way that is not fair: [usually plural] He gave his cronies all the best jobs.Friends, acquaintances and contemporariesSupporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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