Definition of apparatchik noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apparatchik

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈrɑːtʃɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈrɑːtʃɪk//
 
(from Russian, disapproving or humorous)
 
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an official in a large political organization party apparatchiks Word Origin 1940s: from Russian, from apparat, from German, literally ‘apparatus’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apparatchik