crony crony  /ˈkroʊ ni/


  • (n) a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities



  • The stories have embarrassed the government of Sarit's successor and old crony, General Thanom Kittakachorn, who appointed a five-man committee to investigate the charges.


  1. LETTER: Obama’s Baffling Support

    When I examine the first five years of the Obama presidency, I see huge government outlays for food stamps; unemployment compensation; subsidies for crony corporations; bailouts for multinational banks; the creation of even more bureaucracies; a continued outpouring of foreign aid; and, finally, the introduction of his signature accomplishment: Obamacare. This final extravagance will make health ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Flathead Beacon

  2. Brazil's Government Between Rock And A Hard Place

    Brazil's Workers' Party government has its work cut out for them. The country is mired in its biggest mass protests since 1992, when millions demanded the ouster of crony capitalist president Fernando Collor.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Kosha Dillz ft. Rapper Pooh: West Coast Flavor (Music Video)

    Kosha Dillz is going-going back-back to Cali-Cali, and this time he's brought his crony, Rapper Pooh, along for the ride. Produced by Matty Trump (the acclaimed producer of Sam Adam's debut album, Boston's Boy ) and directed by Matthew Vaughan, "West Coast Flavor" is a must for your summer playlist.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Baller Status


  1. The economic crisis, Obama said, is "a stark reminder of the failures of crony capitalism and an economic philosophy that sees any regulation at all as unwise and unnecessary."
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In fact, Zille said, Malema was the logical but disturbing product of a "closed crony system" that had evolved in the ANC around party leader Jacob Zuma.
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Helen Zille Source: Independent Online

  3. Pat Buchanan told Keith Olbermann that conservatives were "agonized," "depressed" and "virtually heartbroken," and Charles Krauthammer wrote: "If Harriet Miers were not a crony of the president of the United States, her nomination to the Supreme...
    on Oct 7, 2005 By: Charles Krauthammer Source: New York Times

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