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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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