Boss - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɔːs|  American pronunciation of the word boss
Brit.  |bɒs|  British pronunciation of the word boss
- a person who exercises control over workers (syn: chief, foreman, gaffer, honcho)
- a person responsible for hiring workers (syn: hirer)
- a person who exercises control and makes decisions
- a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments
- a circular rounded projection or protuberance (syn: knob)
- raise in a relief (syn: emboss, stamp)
- exceptionally good (syn: brag)


...that's a really boss stereo you've got...

The large branches covered with great bosses and knobs of gum.

I'll have to ask my boss for a day off.

Since I'm my own boss (=I work for myself, rather than for an employer), my hours are flexible.

When you first start training a dog, it's important to let him see that you're the boss.

You've got to show the kids who's boss.

Five-year-old girls love to boss people around.

He is his own boss now.

Who's the boss in your house?

The boss hired three more men for the new job.

Party bosses have a reputation for corruption.

She was the boss of a large international company.

You find the big kids trying to boss the little kids around.

the boss hired three more men for the new job

he is his own boss now

Word forms

I/you/we/they: boss
he/she/it: bosses
present participle: bossing
past tense: bossed
past participle: bossed
singular: boss
plural: bosses
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