What does apparatchik mean?

apparatchik meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"Communist representative or spy," 1941, initially in writings of Arthur Koestler, from Russian, from apparat "political business" (see apparat). Russian plural is apparatchiki.

apparatchik meaning in General Dictionary

a funny but derogatory term for the official of a sizable company (especially a political organization)

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  • a communist who was an associate of this administrative system of a communist celebration