batz

noun \ˈbäts\
variants: or

batze

\ˈbät-sə\

Definition of batz

plural

batz

or

batzen

\ˈbät-sən\ or

batzes

  1. 1 :  an old base silver coin of southern Germany and Switzerland worth four kreuzers

  2. 2 :  a unit of value equivalent to one batz In Switzerland 1⁄2-batz and 10-batzen and 40-batzen coins were issued.

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Origin and Etymology of batz

German (now usually batzen), from batz, batzen lump, from batzen to stick together, frequentative of backen to stick together, bake, from Old High German backan to bake


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