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mon·go

 (mŏng′gō) Slang
n.
Items found in the trash that can be salvaged.

[Akin to 1930s American trade jargon mungo, one who searches for salvageable items in the trash; perhaps akin to mungo, inferior cloth made from fibers obtained by shredding old cloth.]
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mongo

(ˈmɒŋɡəʊ) or

mongoe

n
(Textiles) a variant of mungo

möngö

(ˈmɒŋɡəʊ) or

mongoe

n, pl -gos or -goes
(Currencies) a Mongolian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a tugrik
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Noun1.mongo - 100 mongo equal 1 tugrik in Mongolia
Mongolian monetary unit - monetary unit in Mongolia
tughrik, tugrik - the basic unit of money in Mongolia
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Avarice too often replaces genuine service and MONGOs (my own NGOs) too often damage the reputation of authentic organizations; the Claflin team met representatives from many valid entities.
The challenge lies in actually reforming a mongo. There is hope.