Used as a greeting at meeting or parting.
More example sentences
- I opened the door, he kissed my cheeks and said ciao, and I walked away.
- Remnants of the Italian occupation during World War II exist in the capital, such as the use of ciao to say ‘good-bye.’
- To say goodbye, most Uruguayans have adopted the Italian ciao or addio in place of the Spanish adios.
1920s: Italian, dialect alteration of schiavo '(I am your) slave', from medieval Latin sclavus 'slave'.
Definition of ciao in:
- The British & World English dictionary