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I believe the word is derived from “schiavo,” a slave, which became corrupted into “schiao,” and “ciao.”

WORD ORIGIN

parting salutation, 1929, dialectal variant of Italian schiavo "(your obedient) servant," literally "slave," from Medieval Latin sclavus "slave" (see slave (n.)).

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