bureaucrat

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbjʊərəkræt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbjʊrəˌkræt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(byŏŏrə krat′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bu•reau•crat /ˈbyʊrəˌkræt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Governmenta member of a bureaucracy.
bu•reau•crat•ic, adj.: bureaucratic foul-ups.
bu•reau•crat•i•cal•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bu•reau•crat  (byŏŏrə krat′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Governmentan official of a bureaucracy.
  2. Governmentan official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment.
bu•reau•crat•ism  (byŏŏrə krat′),USA pronunciation n. 
  • French bureaucrate. See bureau, -crat
  • 1835–45;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bureaucrat /ˈbjʊərəˌkræt/ n
  1. an official in a bureaucracy
  2. an official who adheres to bureaucracy, esp rigidly
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