Focus on the pronunciation of quango
English definition of “quango”
/ˈkwæŋɡəʊ/ noun [C] (plural quangos)
› GOVERNMENT abbreviation for quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization: in the UK, an organization established by a government to consider a subject of public importance, which is independent from the government: Her consultancy has just prepared a report for the Carbon Trust (a quango promoting a low-carbon future). The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe) is the powerful quango which reviews planning applications for large commercial developments.