noun, plural quan·gos.
Origin of quango
Examples from the Web for quango
As soon as we could move toward the Quango we did so, meeting in our course several trading-parties, both native and Portuguese.
On the 4th of April they reached the banks of the Quango, here a hundred and fifty yards wide.Great African Travellers|W.H.G. Kingston
From the table-land of Cassanga you may survey nearly the whole of the valley watered by the Quango.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
We were now on the banks of the Quango, a river one hundred and fifty yards wide, and very deep.
There is but one opinion among the Balonda respecting the Kasai and Quango.
British Dictionary definitions for quango
noun plural -gos
Word Origin for quango
Word Origin and History for quango
1973, acronym for quasi-non-governmental organization (a descriptive phrase itself attested from 1967). Related: Quangocracy; quangocrat.