noun (pl) -cies
the control or influence ascribed to quangos
[kwang-goh] /ˈkwæŋ goʊ/ noun, plural quangos. 1. (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. /ˈkwæŋɡəʊ/ noun (pl) -gos 1. a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government n. 1973, acronym for quasi-non-governmental organization (a […]
[kwod-roo-ped] /ˈkwɒd rʊˌpɛd/ adjective 1. . noun 2. an animal, especially a mammal, having four feet. /ˈkwɒdrʊˌpɛd/ noun 1. an animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking adjective 2. having four feet n. 1640s, from French quadrupède (16c.), from Latin quadrupes (genitive quadrupedis) “four-footed, on all fours,” also, as a […]
[kwahnt] /kwɑnt/ noun 1. Business Slang. an expert in quantitative analysis. [kwahnt] /kwɑnt/ noun 1. Mary, born 1934, English fashion designer and entrepreneur. /kwɒnt/ noun 1. a long pole for propelling a boat, esp a punt, by pushing on the bottom of a river or lake verb 2. to propel (a boat) with a quant […]
[kwo-druhm-ver-it, -vuh-reyt] /kwɒˈdrʌm vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt/ noun 1. a governing or managing group, coalition, or the like, of four persons.