\ 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
\ 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)

: cow, calf

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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“Bossy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bossy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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bossy

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

Kids Definition of bossy

: liking to order people around

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