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English definition of “crony”


noun [C]     /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 receive dishonest help : The general and his cronies are now awaiting trial for drug smuggling .Friends, acquaintances and contemporariesSupporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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