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crony

cro·ny

crony

 
pronunciation:
kro ni
part of speech: noun
inflections: cronies
definition: a close friend or companion; buddy.
He and his cronies are having their Friday night poker game.
synonyms:
buddy, chum, comrade, friend, mate, pal, sidekick
similar words:
ally, associate, cohort, companion, confidant, familiar, intimate, partner, shadow