from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express greeting or farewell.
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- interj. hello, hi (especially US), howdy (US).
- interj. bye, goodbye.
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- n. an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian)
I suppose I could say "ciao" - which does have a certain etymological background of coming from the Italian schiavo, which means "I am your slave," and I don't much want to say that either...
Shopping is a bit weird, since I was taken from the Bing site and dumped at somewhere called ciao!
You smile and wave when you spot each other, yellow maps and cameras in hand; maybe you exchange "ciao" s.
I remember saying "ciao" but not kissing her, not even looking at her, as though the ugliness was chasing me.
Although displeased, I said "ciao" to Bourdain, barked farewell to The Puppy Bowl and a handful of others.
The one Italian word he could spell correctly, he said, was 'ciao', because it was anagram of his surname.
It could be "ciao", an Italian word but maybe it's just my nationality convincing me it's "ciao".
I enrolled in a college two thousand miles away from home, I made dating choices based on weighty criteria such as “coolness” and “hotness,” and I took off for a semester in Italy even though I couldn’t speak a word past ciao and grazie.
Last but certainly not least, Don Vincenzo di Caravella says "ciao" to the GameSpot gang as hosting duties pass to someone of Northern European descent ...
He said "ciao" to everyone, and if someone didn't respond, he would keep ciao-ing till he got a ciao back.