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[kwang-goh] /ˈkwæŋ goʊ/

noun, plural quangos.
(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.
noun (pl) -gos
a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government

1973, acronym for quasi-non-governmental organization (a descriptive phrase itself attested from 1967). Related: Quangocracy; quangocrat.


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