apparatchik


ap·pa·rat·chik

noun \ˌä-pə-ˈrä(t)-chik\

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

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

Full Definition of APPARATCHIK

1
:  a member of a Communist apparat
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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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