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Noun: apparatchik (apparatchiks,apparatchiki)  ,aa-pu'raa-chik or ,a-pu'raa-chik [N. Amer], ,a-pu'raa-chik [Brit]
  1. A humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization)
    "Democratic apparatchiks"
  2. A communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party

Derived forms: apparatchiki, apparatchiks

Type of: commie [informal], commo [informal], communist, functionary, official, red

Encyclopedia: Apparatchik