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boss

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
  • every morning the boss hands out a list of top-priority tasks

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slang

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of the very best kind
  • that's a really boss stereo you've got

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boss

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of boss (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to be in charge of
  • she bossed that project for years, until she was promoted again

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2 to exercise authority or power over
  • bossed the entire job site for a year

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3 to serve as leader of
  • bossed the entire gang of electricians on the construction project

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The first known use of boss was in the 14th century

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“Boss.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/boss. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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