Quango – A semi public organisation paid by the government to consider a subject
Quango is short for "quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation" and is a semi-public organisation paid by the government to consider a subject, deliver public services, give advice or regulate behaviour.
The cute mangos (quango) were paid by the government to give advice on how people could be persuaded to eat more fruit and vegetables.
Examples of quango in a sentence
Exactly how many quangos exist is not known.
Quangos have been criticised for being too close to the government.
Government bodies, quangos and initiatives are constantly being rebranded.