[chah-aw; English chou]
interjection Italian.
(used as a word of greeting or parting): hello; goodbye; so long; see you later. Unabridged
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ciao (tʃau)
sentence substitute
hello an informal word for goodbye

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Word Origin & History

1929, dial. variant of It. schiavo "(your obedient) servant," lit. "slave," from M.L. sclavus "slave."
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Slang Dictionary

ciao definition

and chow

  1. Good-bye. (Italian.) : Ciao! See you soon. , Chow, baby. Call my service.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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