\ ˈchau̇ How to pronounce ciao (audio) \

Definition of ciao

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

First Known Use of ciao

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ciao

Italian, from Italian dialect, literally, (I am your) slave, from Medieval Latin sclavus — more at slave

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The first known use of ciao was in 1929

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