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apparatchik

[ ah-puh-rah-chik; Russian uh-puh-raht-chyik ]
/ 藢蓱 p蓹藞r蓱 t蕛瑟k; Russian 蕦 p蕦藞r蓱t t蕛y瑟k /
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noun, plural ap路pa路rat路chiks; Russian ap路pa路rat路chi路ki [uh-puh-raht-chyi-kyee]. /蕦 p蕦藞r蓱t t蕛y瑟 kyi/.
a member of an apparat, especially in a Communist country.
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Origin of apparatchik

1940鈥45; <Russian appar谩tchik, equivalent to appar谩tapparat + -chik agent suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for apparatchik

apparatchik
/ (藢忙p蓹藞r蓱藧t蕛瑟k) /

noun
a member of a Communist apparat
an official or bureaucrat in any organization

Word Origin for apparatchik

C20 from Russian, from apparat apparatus, instrument + -ckik, suffix denoting agent
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