apparatchik /ˌapəˈratʃɪk/

a

I. noun

1.
‹chiefly historical› a member of a Communist Party apparat.

old apparatchiks have given way to the Russian government’s young reformers.
2.
‹derogatory›
‹humorous› an official in a large political organization

Tory apparatchiks.
– origin 1940s: Russian, from apparat (see apparat).

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