party boss

Definition of party boss

  1. :  the person with the most power in a political party or one branch of a political party During the campaign, no one was willing to stand up to the party boss.

Word by Word Definitions

partyplay
  1. :  a person or group taking one side of a question, dispute, or contest

    :  a group of persons organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government

    :  a person or group participating in an action or affair

  1. :  to attend or give parties

    :  revel

bossplay
  1. :  a protuberant part or body

    :  a raised ornamentation (as on a belt or shield) :  stud

    :  an ornamental projecting block used in architecture

  1. :  to embellish (something, such as a belt or shield) with a raised decoration :  to ornament with bosses (see 1boss) :  emboss

    :  to treat (something, such as the surface of porcelain) with a boss

  1. :  a person who exercises control or authority

    :  one who directs or supervises workers

    :  one who controls votes in a party organization or dictates appointments or legislative measures

  1. :  excellent, first-rate

  1. :  to exercise control or authority over :  to act as boss (see 3boss) of

  1. :  cow, calf


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