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Definition of "boss" []

  • An employer or a supervisor. (noun)
  • One who makes decisions or exercises authority. (noun)
  • A professional politician who controls a party or a political machine. (noun)
  • To supervise or control. See Synonyms at supervise. (verb-transitive)
  • To give orders to, especially in an arrogant or domineering manner: bossing us around. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boss" in a sentence
  • "A label boss had sent me an impressive bottle of Texas mescal, complete with drowned worm in the bottom."
  • "The word boss comes from the Dutch word baas which literally means master."
  • "Howlett claims he can only recall one time when he saw the label boss lose his cool."