An unquestioningly loyal female subordinate in the Democratic Party.
Susan McDougal and Monica Lewinsky were apparatchiks, one went down for a crime the other went down.
by harry flashman July 19, 2003
A person who is a cog in the wheel of a large, powerful organization, whether that organization is a government or a government-favored corporation.
"The choice between the American and Canadian healthcare models is simply a choice between different two different flavours of statism – each with somewhat different vices, it’s true (e.g., do you prefer higher prices or longer waits?), but ultimately coming down to a matter of the percentage to which control of your healthcare is exercised by people sitting in government offices as opposed to being exercised by people sitting in governmentally-privileged 'private' offices – but in either case by ambitious, avaricious apparatchiks who aren’t you."
by MrApparatchik September 15, 2011
A female syncophant.
Polly repeats everything the boss says trying to suck up...she's apparatchik.
by nilpferd August 07, 2003