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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.]
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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]
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ap•pa•rat•chik

(ˌɑ pəˈrɑ tʃɪk)

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

A Russian word meaning a bureaucrat.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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apparatchik

[ˌæpəˈrætʃɪk] napparatchik m
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NNA - No tied-up hands vis-a-vis ISIL-NOSRA, Hizbullah aparatchik Nawwaf Mousawi, exclaimed before a group of loyalists in Mashghara today.
For Algerians, the need to look away from the spectre of an upcoming lackluster presidential election which, by all accounts, will lead to another state aparatchik becoming the country's next president, appears to be a necessity.
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?