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Noun: crony  krow-nee
Usage: informal
  1. A close friend, esp. one who often acts as a companion
    - buddy [informal], brother, chum [informal], pal [informal], compadre, bud [N. Amer, informal], cobber [Austral, informal], paisano [US]

Derived forms: cronies

See also: sidekick [informal]

Type of: china [Brit, informal], friend, mate [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Crony