a person who employs or superintends workers; manager.
a politician who controls the party organization, as in a particular district.
a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, dominates, etc.:
My grandfather was the boss in his family.
to be master of or over; manage; direct; control.
to order about, especially in an arrogant manner.
to be boss.
to be too domineering and authoritative.
a person in charge of or employing others
(mainly US) a professional politician who controls a party machine or political organization, often using devious or illegal methods
to employ, supervise, or be in charge of
usually foll by around or about. to be domineering or overbearing towards (others)
(slang) excellent; fine: a boss hand at carpentry, that’s boss!
a knob, stud, or other circular rounded protuberance, esp an ornamental one on a vault, a ceiling, or a shield
(biology) any of various protuberances or swellings in plants and animals
an area of increased thickness, usually cylindrical, that strengthens or provides room for a locating device on a shaft, hub of a wheel, etc
a similar projection around a hole in a casting or fabricated component
an exposed rounded mass of igneous or metamorphic rock, esp the uppermost part of an underlying batholith
to ornament with bosses; emboss
noun (pl) bosses, bossies
a calf or cow
noun acronym (formerly)
Bureau of State Security; a branch of the South African security police
The chief; the person in charge (late 1500s+)
The head of a political machine (1860s+)
noun either of the rudimentary antlers found in young deer
given to ordering people about; overly authoritative; domineering. studded with bosses. adjective bossier, bossiest (informal) domineering, overbearing, or authoritarian adjective (of furniture) ornamented with bosses adj. A cow Beef (1930s+ Lunch counter)
a city in NW Louisiana.
given to ordering people about; overly authoritative; domineering. studded with bosses. a familiar name for a cow or calf. Contemporary Examples Sheryl Sandberg’s Got a Bigger Problem Than Bossy-Gate Keli Goff March 16, 2014 China’s Jackie Kennedy: Gu Kailai and the Bo Xilai’s Scandal Melinda Liu April 11, 2012 My Daughter Is Bossy—But Don’t Call […]