ji·​ao jē-ˈau̇ How to pronounce jiao (audio)
variants or chiao
plural jiao or chiao
: 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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Word History


Chinese (Beijing) jiǎo

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jiao was in 1949

Dictionary Entries Near jiao

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“Jiao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jiao. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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