party boss

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of party boss

: 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

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

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

  3. : a person or group participating in an action or affair

  1. : to attend or give parties

boss play
  1. : a protuberant part or body

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

  3. : 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

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

  1. : a person who exercises control or authority

  2. : 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

  2. : to give usually arbitrary orders to

  1. : cow, calf


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