Definition of crony in English:


Syllabification: cro·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈkrōnē

noun (plural cronies)

informal , often • derogatory


mid 17th century (originally Cambridge University slang): from Greek khronios 'long-lasting' (here used to mean 'contemporary'), from khronos 'time'. Compare with chum1.

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