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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.]
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bossy

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

bossy

(ˈbɒsɪ)
adj
(Furniture) (of furniture) ornamented with bosses
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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]
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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
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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.
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bossy

adjective
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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
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bossy

[ˈbɒsi] adj [woman, teacher] → autoritaire
a bossy little girl
BUT une petite fille qui mène tout le monde à la baguette.
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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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bossy

[ˈbɒsɪ] adj (person) → autoritario/a
don't you get bossy with me! → non cominciare a darmi ordini!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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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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