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

First Known Use of jiao

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jiao

Chinese (Beijing) jiǎo

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The first known use of jiao was in 1949

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