batz

noun
\ ˈbäts \
variants: or batze \ ˈbät-​sə \
plural batz or batzen\ ˈbät-​sən \ or batzes

Definition of batz

1 : an old base silver coin of southern Germany and Switzerland worth four kreuzers
2 : a unit of value equivalent to one batz In Switzerland ¹/₂-batz and 10-batzen and 40-batzen coins were issued.

History and Etymology for 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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“Batz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batz. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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