jiao

or chiao

[ jyou ]
/ dʒyaʊ /

noun, plural jiao.

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

Nearby words

  1. jiang qing,
  2. jiang zemin,
  3. jiangling,
  4. jiangsu,
  5. jiangxi,
  6. jiaozhou,
  7. jiaozhou bay,
  8. jiaozuo,
  9. jiayi,
  10. jib

Origin of jiao

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

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