One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he spent the evening drinking with his cronies’
friend, best friend, companion, boon companion, intimate, familiar, confidant, confidante, alter ego, second self
comrade, associate, confederate, compatriot, colleague, workmate, co-worker
pal, chum, bosom chum, buddy, bosom buddy, spar, cully, oppo, main man
British mate, china, mucker, butty, bezzie
Northern English marrow, marrer, marra
North American amigo, compadre, paisan, bro
North American South African homeboy, homegirl
South African gabba
NZ Australian offsider
rare fidus Achates, consociate
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