[kroh-nee] /ˈkroʊ ni/
noun, plural cronies.
a close friend or companion; chum.
noun (pl) -nies
a friend or companion
1660s, Cambridge student slang, probably from Greek khronios “long-lasting,” from khronos “time” (see chrono-), and with a sense of “old friend,” or “contemporary.”
[kroh-nee-iz-uh m] /ˈkroʊ niˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the practice of favoring one’s close friends, especially in political appointments. /ˈkrəʊnɪˌɪzəm/ noun 1. the practice of appointing friends to high-level, esp political, posts regardless of their suitability n. 1840, “friendship,” from crony + -ism. Meaning “appointment of friends to important positions, regardless of ability” is originally American […]
[kroo k] /krʊk/ noun 1. a bent or curved implement, piece, appendage, etc.; hook. 2. the hooked part of anything. 3. an instrument or implement having a bent or curved part, as a shepherd’s staff hooked at one end or the crosier of a bishop or abbot. 4. a dishonest person, especially a sharper, swindler, […]
[kroh-nin] /ˈkroʊ nɪn/ noun 1. Hume, 1911–2003, Canadian actor in the U.S.
[kroo k-bak] /ˈkrʊkˌbæk/ noun 1. a hunchback. /ˈkrʊkˌbæk/ noun 1. a rare word for hunchback