Definition of crony:
running mate, exponent, chum, alter ego, hobnobber, sidekick, compatriot, brother, musketeer, pal, ideologue, cohort, sponsor, follower, chum salmon, adherent, associate, advocate, blood brother, associate, sympathizer, proponent, near, buddy, compeer, compadre, confidante, supporter.
- "Maitre Cornelius", Honore de Balzac.
The only danger would arise from the vengeance of Masi, but the moment he is able to move, he is to be removed to another town; he is a pessimo soggetto, being the crony of Soldaini, Rosselmini, and Augustini, Pisan names of evil fame, which, perhaps, you may remember.- "The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)", Florence A. Thomas Marshall.
- "Catherine de' Medici", Honore de Balzac.