quango [kwang-goh] ExamplesWord Originnoun, 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.
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) Related Words for quango panel, council, quango Examples from the Web for quango Historical Examples of quango
From the table-land of Cassanga you may survey nearly the whole of the valley watered by the Quango.
We were soon on the banks of the Quango, and after some difficulties reached the opposite bank.
On the 28th of February they reached the banks of the Quango, where they were again received by Cypriano.
We were now on the banks of the Quango, a river one hundred and fifty yards wide, and very deep.
As soon as we could move toward the Quango we did so, meeting in our course several trading-parties, both native and Portuguese.
British Dictionary definitions for quango quango 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) Word Origin and History for quango n.
1973, acronym for quasi-non-governmental organization (a descriptive phrase itself attested from 1967). Related: Quangocracy; quangocrat.