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ap·pa·ra·tchik

 (ä′pə-rä′chĭk)
n. pl. ap·pa·ra·tchiks or ap·pa·ra·tchi·ki (-chĭ-kē)
1. A member of a Communist apparat.
2. An unquestioningly loyal subordinate, especially of a political leader or organization.

[Russian, from apparat, apparat; see apparat.]

apparatchik

(ˌæpəˈrɑːtʃɪk)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a Communist apparat
2. an official or bureaucrat in any organization
[C20 from Russian, from apparat apparatus, instrument + -ckik, suffix denoting agent]

ap•pa•rat•chik

(ˌɑ pəˈrɑ tʃɪk)

n.
a member of an apparat, esp. in a Communist country.
[1940–45; < Russian]

apparatchik

A Russian word meaning a bureaucrat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apparatchik - a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization); "Democratic apparatchiks"
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
2.apparatchik - a communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party
commie, communist - a socialist who advocates communism
Translations
aparatčik
apparatsjik

apparatchik

[ˌæpəˈrættʃɪk] N
1. (in Communist country) → miembro m del aparato del partido comunista, apparatchik m
2. (in organization) → funcionario/a m/f, burócrata mf

apparatchik

[ˌæpəˈrætʃɪk] napparatchik m
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If you get 10 out of 10, you are either a Tory aparatchik or seriously deranged.
All those layers of middle managers interpreting reality for the top hierarch, dividing the corporate clockwork into tasks for each cog and gear chain through eleven layers of aparatchik, where are they now?