crony


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cro·ny

 (krō′nē)
n. pl. cro·nies
A longtime close friend or companion.

[Possibly from Greek khronios, long lasting, from khronos, time.]

crony

(ˈkrəʊnɪ)
n, pl -nies
a friend or companion
[C17: student slang (Cambridge), from Greek khronios of long duration, from khronos time]

cro•ny

(ˈkroʊ ni)

n., pl. -nies.
a close friend or associate.
[1655–65; < Greek chrónios long-continued, derivative of chrónos time]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crony - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activitiescrony - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
cobber - Australian term for a pal
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"

crony

noun friend, china (Brit. slang), colleague, associate, mate (informal), pal (informal), companion, cock (Brit. informal), buddy (informal), comrade, chum (informal), accomplice, ally, sidekick (slang), main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), homeboy (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal) his weekend drinking sessions with his cronies

crony

noun
One who shares interests or activities with another:
Informal: buddy, pal.
Translations
صَديق حَميم، رَفيق
kamarád
kammeratkammersjuk
haver
virktarvinur
bičiulisdraugelis
sens draugs
kafadaryakın arkadaş

crony

[ˈkrəʊnɪ] N (pej) (= friend) → compinche mf, amigote/a mf

crony

[ˈkrəʊni] n (= friend) → copain (copine)m/f

crony

nFreund(in) m(f), → Spießgeselle (hum) m

crony

[ˈkrəʊnɪ] n (fam) → amicone/a

crony

(ˈkrəuni) plural ˈcronies noun
a close companion. He spent the evening drinking with his cronies.
References in classic literature ?
He called me Old Crony, as I used to come to him in the field and follow him about.
The clerk was an old crony of the proprietor's, an awkward, rawboned giant of a man, with a lean, sallow face, a broad mouth, and whiskers under his chin, the very type and body of a prairie farmer.
returned the really astonished Passepartout, recognising his crony of the Mongolia.
He used to go ashore every night to foregather in some hotel's parlour with his crony, the mate of the barque Cicero, lying on the other side of the Circular Quay.
Shuttleworthy's heart good to see the old fellow swallow it, as he did, quart after quart; so that, one day, when the wine was in and the wit as a natural consequence, somewhat out, he said to his crony, as he slapped him upon the back -- "I tell you what it is, 'Old Charley,' you are, by all odds, the heartiest old fellow I ever came across in all my born days; and, since you love to guzzle the wine at that fashion, I'll be darned if I don't have to make thee a present of a big box of the Chateau-Margaux.
Salton was delighted when Adam's reply arrived and sent a groom hot-foot to his crony, Sir Nathaniel de Salis, to inform him that his grand-nephew was due at Southampton on the twelfth of June.
But I take it that it is more likely to be some crony of the landlady's.
Father Brown gathered, from the course of the conversation, that Cray, the other gourmet, had to leave before the usual lunch-time; but that Putnam, his host, not to be done out of a final feast with an old crony, had arranged for a special dejeuner to be set out and consumed in the course of the morning, while Audrey and other graver persons were at morning service.
Since their return to England they had been frequently separated by the doctor's distant expeditions; but, on his return, the latter never failed to go, not to ASK for hospitality, but to bestow some weeks of his presence at the home of his crony Dick.
My father has renewed an acquaintance with an old crony who used to visit him at the Hague, and to ask him to let him see the prison.
He was a dashing young fellow, and a political crony of old Hugh.
Yet therein was usually to be found his favourite crony and gossip, Ngurn, always willing for a yarn or a discussion, the while he sat in the ashes of death and in a slow smoke shrewdly revolved curing human heads suspended from the rafters.