Definition of Apparatchik

1. Noun. A humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization). "Democratic apparatchiks"

Generic synonyms: Functionary, Official



2. Noun. A communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party.
Generic synonyms: Commie, Communist

Definition of Apparatchik

1. Noun. (historical) A member of the Soviet apparat; a Communist bureaucrat or agent. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

2. Noun. A blindly loyal bureaucrat. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apparatchik

1. [n APPARATCHIKS or APPARATCHIKI]

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Literary usage of Apparatchik

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1. Making Markets: Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Post by Shafiqul Islam, Michael Mandelbaum (1993)
"... “apparatchik” is faulty; as mentioned earlier, the consequences could in fact be counterproductive by raising the social costs of transition beyond the ..."

2. Central Asia and the World: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan by Michael Mandelbaum (1994)
"... post-Soviet states not to have been a Communist Party apparatchik), is most committed to the principles of liberalism and democracy among his peers. ..."

3. Long Road to Recovery; Community Responses to Industrial Disaster by James Kenneth Mitchell (1996)
"... took over as party leader in 1972, and had shown himself to be a ruthless apparatchik, completely loyal to USSR President Brezhnev. ..."

4. Vicars of Christ: Popes, Power, and Politics in the Modern World by Michael P. Riccards (1998)
"... but also by democratic forces, led ironically by Boris Yeltsin, a flamboyant demagogue who had been a harsh Communist apparatchik at one time. ..."

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