bossy

adjective (1)
\ ˈbȯ-sē How to pronounce bossy (audio) , ˈbä- How to pronounce bossy (audio) \
bossier; bossiest

Definition of bossy

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: inclined to domineer : dictatorial

bossy

adjective (2)
\ ˈbä-sē How to pronounce bossy (audio) , ˈbȯ- How to pronounce bossy (audio) \

Definition of bossy (Entry 2 of 3)

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

bossy

noun
\ ˈbȯ-sē How to pronounce bossy (audio) , ˈbä- How to pronounce bossy (audio) \
plural bossies

Definition of bossy (Entry 3 of 3)

Other Words from bossy

Adjective (1)

bossiness noun

First Known Use of bossy

Adjective (1)

1882, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bossy

Noun

boss entry 6

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The first known use of bossy was in 1543

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“Bossy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bossy. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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More Definitions for bossy

bossy

adjective
\ ˈbȯ-sē How to pronounce bossy (audio) \
bossier; bossiest

Kids Definition of bossy

: liking to order people around

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