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boss·y 1

 (bô′sē, bŏs′ē)
adj. boss·i·er, boss·i·est
Given to ordering others around; domineering.

boss′i·ly adv.
boss′i·ness n.

boss·y 2

 (bô′sē, bŏs′ē)
adj.
Decorated with raised ornaments.

boss·y 3

 (bô′sē, bŏs′ē)
n. pl. boss·ies Informal
A cow or calf.

[From boss.]

bossy

(ˈbɒsɪ)
adj, bossier or bossiest
informal domineering, overbearing, or authoritarian
ˈbossily adv
ˈbossiness n

bossy

(ˈbɒsɪ)
adj
(Furniture) (of furniture) ornamented with bosses

boss•y1

(ˈbɔ si, ˈbɒs i)

adj. boss•i•er, boss•i•est.
given to ordering people about; overly authoritative; domineering.
[1880–85, Amer.; boss1 + -y1]
boss′i•ly, adv.
boss′i•ness, n.

boss•y2

(ˈbɔ si, ˈbɒs i)

adj. boss•i•er, boss•i•est.
studded with bosses.
[1535–45; boss2 + -y1]

bos•sy3

(ˈbɒs i, ˈbɔ si)

n., pl. -sies.
a familiar name for a cow or calf.
[1835–45, Amer.; boss3 + -y2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bossy - offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted powerbossy - offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"
domineering - tending to domineer

bossy

adjective (Informal) domineering, lordly, arrogant, authoritarian, oppressive, hectoring, autocratic, dictatorial, coercive, imperious, overbearing, tyrannical, despotic, high-handed She remembers being a rather bossy little girl.

bossy

adjective
Translations
panovačnýpánovitý
kommanderende
komenteleva
sklon zapovijedanju
parancsolgató
ráîríkur
威張った
우두머리 노릇하는
ukazovalen
dominerande
ซึ่งสั่งให้ทำ
buyurgandediği dedikemretmekten hoşlanan
hách dịch

bossy

[ˈbɒsɪ] ADJ (bossier (compar) (bossiest (superl))) [person] → mandón

bossy

[ˈbɒsi] adj [woman, teacher] → autoritaire
a bossy little girl
BUT une petite fille qui mène tout le monde à la baguette.

bossy

adj (+er)herrisch; don’t be bossy with me!kommandier mich nicht so rum (inf); he tends to be rather bossyer kommandiert einen gern rum (inf)

bossy

[ˈbɒsɪ] adj (person) → autoritario/a
don't you get bossy with me! → non cominciare a darmi ordini!

boss

(bos) noun
the master or manager. the boss of the factory.
verb
(usually with about/around) to order. Stop bossing everyone about!
ˈbossy adjective
liking to order others about.
ˈbossily adverb
ˈbossiness noun

bossy

دِكتاتورِيّ panovačný kommanderende herrisch αυταρχικός mandón komenteleva autoritaire sklon zapovijedanju autoritario 威張った 우두머리 노릇하는 bazig sjefete apodyktyczny mandão (ведущий себя) как командир dominerande ซึ่งสั่งให้ทำ buyurgan hách dịch 专横的
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