boss

boss
boss1 W3S2 [bɔs US bo:s] n
[Sense: 1-3; Date: 1800-1900; : Dutch; Origin: baas 'man in charge']
[Sense: 4; Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: boce, from Vulgar Latin bottia]
1.) the person who employs you or who is in charge of you at work
→↑employer, manager ↑manager, supervisor ↑supervisor
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.
2.) informal someone with an important position in a company or other organization
the new boss at Paramount Pictures
union bosses
An alleged Mafia boss was acquitted last night.
3.) the person who is the strongest in a relationship, who controls a situation etc
Remember, you're the parent. You're the boss.
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 .
4.) a round decoration on the surface of something, for example on the ceiling of an old building
boss 2
boss2 v [T]
to tell people to do things, give them orders etc, especially when you have no authority to do it
boss sb about
BrE /around
Five-year-old girls love to boss people around.
boss 3
boss3 adj informal
very good, attractive, or fashionable
a boss car

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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