[ shaht-see ]
/ ˈʃɑt si /
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Word Origin and History for schatzi
"German girlfriend," from German Schatzi, diminutive of Schatz, a term of endearment for a woman, literally "treasure," from Proto-Germanic *skatta- (cf. Dutch schat "treasure," Gothic skatts "piece of money, money"), originally "cattle."
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