Crony capitalism, new term on the Oxford dictionary


‘Crony capitalism,’ which means an economy marked by financial misdemeanours arising out of close, mutually beneficial ties between business people and government officials, is among the 1,000 new words added to Oxford Dictionaries.

Each month, Oxford Dictionaries collects examples of about 150 million words in use from sources around the world, adding them to its compilations.  The editors use this database to track and verify new and emerging word trends.


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