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given to ordering people about; overly authoritative; domineering.
Historical Examples

The Rhythm of Life Alice Meynell

adjective bossier, bossiest
(informal) domineering, overbearing, or authoritarian
(of furniture) ornamented with bosses

A cow
Beef (1930s+ Lunch counter)


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  • Bossism

    control by bosses, especially political bosses. Historical Examples Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. W. Fletcher Johnson noun (US) the domination or the system of domination of political organizations by bosses

  • Bossuet

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  • Bosthoon

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