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noun, plural chiao. Wade-Giles.
  1. jiao.
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or chiao

noun, plural jiao.
  1. a copper-zinc coin and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, the 10th part of a yuan, equal to 10 fen.
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Origin of jiao

First recorded in 1970–75, jiao is from the Chinese word jiǎo
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Historical Examples

  • Two heroes are each in love with two heroines, and just as in the Y Chiao Li, each hero marries both.

    A History of Chinese Literature

    Herbert A. Giles