apparatchik


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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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Isn't it preferable to elect an active councillor, who goes to the trouble to put pen to paper, than a party apparatchik who is too frightened, too idle, or lacks the ability, to express their opinions in writing.
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