Definition of ciao in English:

ciao

Syllabification: ciao
Pronunciation: /CHou
 
/

exclamation

informal
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.

Origin

1920s: Italian, dialect alteration of schiavo '(I am your) slave', from medieval Latin sclavus 'slave'.

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