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apparatchik

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noun ap·pa·rat·chik \ˌä-pə-ˈrä(t)-chik\

Simple Definition of apparatchik

  • : a very loyal member of an organization (such as a company or political party) who always obeys orders

Full Definition of apparatchik

plural ap·pa·rat·chiks also ap·pa·rat·chi·kiplay \-chi-kē\

  1. 1 :  a member of a Communist apparat

  2. 2 :  a blindly devoted official, follower, or member of an organization (as a corporation or political party) <a movie studio apparatchik>

Origin of apparatchik

Russian, from apparat


First Known Use: 1941


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