interjection \ˈcha\

Definition of CIAO

—used conventionally as an utterance at meeting or parting

Origin of CIAO

Italian, from Italian dialect, literally, (I am your) slave, from Medieval Latin sclavus — more at slave
First Known Use: 1929

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