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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crony  \Cro"ny\  (kr?"n?),  n.;  pl  {Cronies}  (-n?z).  [Orig.,  an 
  old  woman.  See  {Crone}.] 
  1.  A  crone.  [Obs.]  ``Marry  not  an  old  crony.''  --Burton. 
 
  2.  An  intimate  companion;  a  familiar  frend.  [Colloq.] 
 
  He  soon  found  his  former  cronies,  though  all  rather 
  the  worse  for  the  wear  and  tear  of  time.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crony 
  n  :  a  close  friend  who  accompanies  his  buddies  in  their 
  activities  [syn:  {buddy},  {brother},  {chum},  {pal},  {sidekick}] 




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