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, "What We Can Learn From Chefs Cooking at Home," 19 May 2020 This broad snackable category includes Japanese gyoza, Taiwanese shui jiao, Indian samosas, and Thai pun sip. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "37 Best Asian Appetizers and Finger Foods," 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 7 Aug. 2020.

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