ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,


apparatchik  p-rächk), noun.
1.  A member of a Communist apparat (government organization or staff).
2.  An unquestioningly loyal subordinate, especially of a political leader or organization.

Etymology:  from Russian apparat, political organization; originally from Latin apparatus, instrument.
Early 1940s, from the writings of Arthur Koestler.
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