- a member of an apparat, especially in a Communist country.
Origin of apparatchik
Related Words for apparatchikcomrade, sympathizer, red, Marxist, pinko, Commie, apparatchik, Socialist, Bolshevist, Trotskyite, Bolshevik, Maoist, Stalinist, Leninist
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March 31, 2014
- a member of a Communist apparat
- an official or bureaucrat in any organization
Word Origin for apparatchik
Word Origin and History for apparatchik
"Communist agent or spy," 1941, originally in writings of Arthur Koestler, from Russian, from apparat "political organization" (see apparat). Russian plural is apparatchiki.