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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.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The old communist apparatchiki still wield indiscrimiate power despite the death and repudiation of the Communist party.
The apparatchiki and the new mafia formed such a natural and strong alliance that as the Soviet Union collapsed, they succeeded in seizing for themselves the prize spoils of the Soviet economy.
The unholy alliance of ex-communist managers and thugs has infiltrate every aspect of the Russian economy The apparatchiki funnel state funds into their own businesses, bilk the state of its property and raid what is left of the Communist party's treasury in order to build up monopolies, and they do not take kindly to competing businesses.