Turns out that quango, also spelled qango, is an acronym for "quasi non-governmental organization" or "quasi-autonomous NGO." Looks like the term is fairly common in the UK and elsewhere, but I don't think I had ever heard it before.

One Response to “quango”

  1. Vardibidian

    Clearly, you don’t play enough Boggle on-line. Although I now have an acquaintance working for a quango in Afghanistan, so I have heard the word in context.



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