Crony


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Crony

  • (noun) a close friend or companion. “he went gambling with his cronies”

Crony meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • पक्का दोस्त, घनिष्ठ मित्र, यार

Crony origin

  • mid 17th century (originally Cambridge university slang): from Greek khronios ‘long-lasting’ (here used to mean ‘contemporary’), from khronos ‘time’. Compare with chum1.

Crony in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Merge, mismanage, show mega losses, sell cheap to crony …, Step 4: Sell Cheap to Crony Capitalist,” Gandhi said on Twitter … As per the court order, he cannot leave India without the court’s permission.
  • Govt’s ‘crony capitalism’ causing economic crisis: Sitaram Yechury … proposed “draconian” amendments in the Indian Forest Act of British era, …
  • ‘Loans were given based on crony leaders’ phone calls …, She also said that the Indian public sector banks (PSBs) had the “worst … on phone calls from crony leaders and public sector banks in India till …
  • Congress to Organise ‘Padyatras’ to Redeem Gandhism and …, … and workers to redeem ‘Gandhi, Gandhism and Gandhi’s India’. … are aimed mainly at benefiting large crony corporates and economic …
  • Centre approves merger of MTNL with BSNL, New Delhi (India), Oct 23 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday …. losses and eventually selling the entity to crony-capitalist at cheap rates.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Crony 

  • related with CROWN.King used to wear crown because he has to spend a lot of time with others.

Crony pronunciation


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