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 for crony
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  crony \cro"ny\ (kr[=o]"n[y^]), n.; pl. Cronies
     (kr[=o]"n[i^]z). [Orig., an old woman. See Crone.]
     1. A crone. [Obs.] "Marry not an old crony." --Burton.
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     2. An intimate companion; a familiar friend. [Colloq.]
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              He soon found his former cronies, though all rather
              the worse for the wear and tear of time. --W.
                                                    Irving.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crony
      n 1: a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their
           activities [syn: buddy, brother, chum, crony,
           pal, sidekick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "crony":
     ace, adjunct, ally, amigo, associate, bedfellow, bedmate,
     bosom buddy, brother, brother-in-arms, buddy, bunkie, bunkmate,
     butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chum, classmate, coadjutor, cohort,
     colleague, comate, companion, company, compatriot, compeer,
     comrade, confederate, confrere, consociate, consort, copartner,
     fellow, fellow member, fellow student, girl friend, gossip, mate,
     messmate, old crony, pal, pard, pardner, partner, playfellow,
     playmate, roommate, running mate, schoolfellow, schoolmate,
     shipmate, side partner, sidekick, teammate, workfellow, yokefellow,
     yokemate
  
  

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