quango

[ kwang-goh ]
/ ˈkwæŋ goʊ /

noun, plural quan·gos.

(especially in Great Britain) a semi-public advisory and administrative body supported by the government and having most of its members appointed by the government.

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Origin of quango

1975–80; qu(asi)-a(utonomous) n(on-)g(overnmental) o(rganization) or qu(asi)-a(utonomous) n(ational) g(overnmental) o(rganization)
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British Dictionary definitions for quango

quango
/ (ˈkwæŋɡəʊ) /

noun plural -gos

a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government

Word Origin for quango

C20: qu (asi-) a (utonomous) n (on) g (overnmental) o (rganization)
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