What Italians say all day long while riding around on scooters.
(def. according to Eddie Izzard)
"Ciao," said the Roman as he revved his cherry red Vespa's motor.
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The Italian term for "Hi" or "Bye"
Ciao Bella - Hi Beautiful/Bye Beautiful
by JVisconti October 04, 2003

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italian greeting word, either hello or goodbye
Ciao bella - Hello girlfriend
Ciao bello - goodbye boyfriend
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Ciao was originally an Italian word meaning 'hello' or 'goodbye', but culturally diffused into various European nations with Romance languages.

In the United States, it is commonly used by Spanish-speakers and French-speakers, in addition to Italian-speakers.

When "ciao" is used by Americans, instead of looking sophisticated, they look like retards. So, if you're American.... just don't say it.
Spanish: Bueno, Mamá. Ya me voy. Ciao!
French: Alors, Maman. Je me vais. Ciao!
(OK, Mom. I'm leaving. Bye)

An American saying Ciao: Ciao, darling. I'm a prick because i say 'Ciao' to sound sophisticated
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an italian loan word meaning goodbye. if said by anyone who isn't from italy, it actually means, i think i'm better than you and act pretentious all the time because i think i'm much more interesting than i am. it usually is an invitation to punch them in the face before they leave so long as it isn't used ironically.
oh, i forwarded you the MOST interesting article from the latest issue of harper's. Gotta run, i'm late for my book club. ciao.
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originally italian for hello or goodbye now common in southwest US and Mexico for goodbye.
tengo ir, ciao
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an italian word meaning "goodbye" or "see you later"
Ciao baby!
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Pronounced like italian word for goodbye. It stands for a business practice of "Communication, It's An Option". Used by business for lack of communication to other departments within the corp. world.
Kevin: Hey Dave, did you get the memo during your meeting that all cars coming in to service today get free t-shirts?
David: C.I.A.O that memo, Kevin. Now we have run out of shirts since no one bothered to tell us to get extras.
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