noun ( pl. quangos ) Brit. chiefly derogatory

a semipublic administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, which makes senior appointments to it.

ORIGIN 1970s (originally US): acronym from quasi (or quasi-autonomous) nongovernment(al) organization .

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