jiao

noun
ji·​ao | \ jē-ˈau̇ How to pronounce jiao (audio) \
variants: or chiao
plural jiao or chiao

Definition of jiao

: a monetary unit of the People's Republic of China equal to ¹/₁₀ yuan

Examples of jiao in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take the charming, playful Savang, who demo’d khai jiao, a Thai omelet. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, 19 May 2020 This broad snackable category includes Japanese gyoza, Taiwanese shui jiao, Indian samosas, and Thai pun sip. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of jiao

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jiao

Chinese (Beijing) jiǎo

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“Jiao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jiao. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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