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noun 
  1. A person in charge of a business or company.
  • Chat turned to whisper when the entered the conference room.
    1. A person who oversees and directs the work of others; a supervisor; someone who fires people.
  • My complains that I'm always late to work.
    1. A leader, the head of an organized group or team.
  • They named him because he had good leadership skills.
    1. The head of a political party in a given region or district.
  • He is the Republican in Kentucky.
    1. (context, mechanical) A protrusion, frequently a cylinder of material that extends beyond a hole.
    2. (architecture) A knob or projection, usually at the intersection of ribs in a vault.
    3. a hassock or footrest
    4. the strengthened area at the centre of a shield to the hand grip, which is attached to the rear of the boss. The boss is frequently made of metal even when the remainder of the shield is of wood or leather
  • verb (boss, es)
    1. To exercise authoritative control; to lord over; to boss around; to tell someone what to do, often repeatedly.
    • You aren't my father. You can't me around!.
      1. (rare) To decorate with bosses; to emboss.
    adjective 
    1. (slang) of excellent quality, first-rate
    Etymology: From Dutch baas a term of respect originally used to address an older relative. Later, in New Amsterdam, it began to mean a person in charge who is not a master.


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