This paper proposes a hybrid quasi-ARMAX modeling and identification scheme for nonlinear systems. The idea is to incorporate a group of certain nonlinear nonparametric models (NNMs) into a linear ARMAX structure. Particular effort is made to find a better compromise to the trade-off between the model flexibility and the simplicity for estimation by using knowledge information efficiently. As the result, we obtain a model equipped with a linear ARMAX structure, flexibility and simplicity. The effectiveness and usefulness of the proposed hybrid model are examined by applying it to identification and control of nonlinear systems.