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[kron-kahyt, krong‐] /ˈkrɒn kaɪt, ˈkrɒŋ‐/

Walter, 1916–2009, U.S. newscaster.


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    [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 […]

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