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bossy

adjective \ ˈbä-sē , ˈbȯ- \

Definition of bossy

1 : marked by a swelling or roundness
2 : marked by bosses : studded

First Known Use of bossy

1543


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bossy

noun \ ˈbȯ-sē , ˈbä- \

Definition of bossy

plural bossies
: cow, calf

Origin and Etymology of bossy

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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bossy

adjective \ ˈbȯ-sē , ˈbä- \

Definition of bossy

bossier; bossiest
: inclined to domineer : dictatorial

bossiness

noun

First Known Use of bossy

1882


BOSSY Defined for Kids

bossy

adjective \ ˈbȯ-sē \

Definition of bossy for Students

bossier; bossiest
: liking to order people around


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