Apparatchik



a member of an apparat, especially in a Communist country.
Contemporary Examples

Rivals tagged her an apparatchik, an heiress, handpicked by a mayor/mentor said to nickname her “ma petite Anne,” my little Anne.
French Vote Thrusts Two Women Into the Spotlight Tracy McNicoll March 30, 2014

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

“Communist agent or spy,” 1941, originally in writings of Arthur Koestler, from Russian, from apparat “political organization” (see apparat). Russian plural is apparatchiki.

noun

An aide, staff member, etc, esp of a ureaucrati sort; flunky; running dog: the politicians and their technocratic apparatchiki on both sides

[fr Russian, ”member of the Communist party, or apparat”]

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