apparatchik

[ ah-puh-rah-chik; Russian uh-puh-raht-chyik ]SEE DEFINITION OF apparatchik
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WORD ORIGIN

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

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