/ah'peuh rah"chik/; Russ. /u pu rddaht"chyik/, n., pl. apparatchiks; Russ. apparatchiki /-chyi kyee/.
a member of an apparat, esp. in a Communist country.
[1940-45; < Russ apparátchik, equiv. to apparát APPARAT + -chik agent suffix]

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