ciao

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interjection \ˈchau̇\

Definition of ciao

  1. —used conventionally as an utterance at meeting or parting I said ciao and waved goodbye.

Origin and Etymology 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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