crony

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Englisch - Türkisch
{i} kafadar
yakın arkadaş
dost
eski ve samimi arkadaş
yakın dost
crony capitalism
(Ticaret) eş-dost kapitalizmi
cronies
ahbap çavuşlar
old crony
eski dost
Englisch - Englisch
Close friend
Trusted companion or partner in a criminal organization
{n} a hooked stick
{v} to bend, to pervert
{i} buddy, friend
A crone
a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
An intimate companion; a familiar frend
disapproval You can refer to friends that someone spends a lot of time with as their cronies, especially when you disapprove of them. He returned from a lunchtime drinking session with his business cronies. cronies one of a group of people who spend a lot of time with each other - used to show disapproval sb's cronies
crony capitalism
Crony capitalism is a pejorative term describing an allegedly capitalist economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between businessmen and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, and so forth
Tony crony
An ingratiating political associate of the former British prime minister Tony Blair

She said the Tony crony thing was a real problem.

crony

    Silbentrennung

    cro·ny

    Türkische aussprache

    krōni

    Antonyme

    enemy, foe

    Aussprache

    /ˈkrōnē/ /ˈkroʊniː/

    Etymologie

    [ 'krO-nE ] (noun.) 1663. Coined between 1655 and 1665 from Ancient Greek χρόνιος (khrónios, “perennial, long-lasting”) It is believed to have originally been Cambridge University slang. Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, SJ says that it was originally university slang with the meaning of "chum" and only later had an illegal connotation. William Safire mentions one lexicographer who said that it was “vox academica” or college slang. He proposes that it may be related to the Ancient Greek word χρόνος (khrónos, “time”), pointing out that “long-standing” is a part of its etymology and citing the spelling “chrony” in a 1665 diary by Samuel Pepys. Merriam-Webster Dictionary has also stated that "crony" may be derived from χρόνος (khrónos).

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