apparatchik meaning

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  • Noun: apparatchik
    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: apparatchiks

    Type of: commie, communist, functionary, official, red

    Encyclopedia: Apparatchik


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  1. The Communists were right : He is an apparatchik above all.
  2. As a Communist apparatchik, he must side with the party.
  3. But Cheney's real record is that of an apparatchik.
  4. He is beginning to shed his image as a bland apparatchik.
  5. The same old apparatchiks will then dominate government, business and politics.

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