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Friday, February 14, 2014

schatzi

\SHAHT-see\ , noun;
1.
Slang. sweetheart, darling.
Quotes:
He and his schatzi returned to Vienna ten days later with the complete wave equations, though the name of his muse is lost in the mists of the mountains.
-- Russell Targ, Do You See What I See?: Memoirs of a Blind Biker, 2008
Oh, Schatzie, I stopped wanting many years ago. Now I just accept.
-- Lawrence Sanders, The Anderson Tapes, 1970
Origin:
Schatzi is derived from the German word for "treasure," schatz, which entered English as a term of endearment for a woman in the early 1900s.
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