- (used as a word of greeting or parting): hello; goodbye; so long; see you later.
Related Words for ciaoadieu, goodbye, sendoff, bye-bye, letter, nod, ovation, salute, reception, hello, card, valediction, salutation, parting, ciao, cheerio, adios, leave-taking, Godspeed
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I believe the word is derived from “schiavo,” a slave, which became corrupted into “schiao,” and “ciao.”Selections from Previous Works
parting salutation, 1929, dialectal variant of Italian schiavo "(your obedient) servant," literally "slave," from Medieval Latin sclavus "slave" (see slave (n.)).