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cronyism (n.) 1840, "friendship," from crony + -ism. Meaning "appointment of [...]


Mochdre, Conwy
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cronyism (n.)

1840, "friendship," from crony + -ism. Meaning "appointment of friends to important positions, regardless of ability" is originally American English, by 1952.

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