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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 団子 (dango).


dango (plural dangos or dango)

  1. A Japanese dumpling made from mochiko (rice flour).
    • 1906 June 21, The Christian Advocate, volume 81, page 916:
      On a given day he went to the parental home of his bride to inquire after the health of the family, when they gave him some dango (dumplings) to eat.
    • 2012, Patrick Mcconnel, 30 Days in Japan:
      Dango are related to mochi in that both are made from glutinous rice flour. Dango, however, tend to be dense, sticky, and not stuffed with fillings.
    • 2014, Martha Stone, Asian Dumplings at a Glance:
      Grill the dangos until marks appear and then lightly brush the thick sauce over it.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 談合 (dangō).


dango (uncountable)

  1. In Japan, bid rigging for public works contracts.
    • 1994, Industry, Trade, and Technology Review, Office of Industries, U.S. International Trade Commission, page 31:
      However the manner in which dango, bribery, and collusive activity was dealt with in Japan took a dramatic turn in 1993, beginning with the corruption scandal, which culminated in the arrest of Mr. Shini Kanemaru []
    • 2009, Jeb Brugmann, Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities Are Changing the World:
      Though dango is illegal, causing jailings of a number of prefectural governors and construction executives, the practice remains widespread. The annual total of dango bribes and kickbacks has at times surpassed $500 million; the sum is more or less officially recorded because construction firms have been allowed to claim a tax deduction for these "business expenses."
    • 2011, Jon S. T. Quah, Curbing Corruption in Asian Countries: An Impossible Dream?:
      In spite of the many laws enacted to curb dango, it remains "the most popular form of price cartel in the public procurement market" and is rampant throughout Japan because of the "weakness of the political will to quench corruption and the lack of development of law enforcement mechanisms".





  1. cold (of things, weather)





  1. Rōmaji transcription of だんご



From Akan adanko.



dango (plural adango)

  1. rabbit