Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

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  • noun favoritism to friends without regard for their qualifications, especially by appointing them to political positions.

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  • noun favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)

Etymologies

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crony +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

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