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1. boss

noun. ['ˈbɑːs, ˈbɔs'] a person who exercises control over workers.

Synonyms

  • gaffer
  • ganger
  • honcho
  • straw boss
  • assistant foreman
  • baas
  • foreman
  • supervisor

Antonyms

  • euphemism
  • female parent
  • worst
  • low

Etymology

  • baas (Dutch)
  • baes (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • bos (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Boss

  • criss-cross
  • vandross
  • hot-cross
  • chandross
  • recross
  • lacrosse
  • la-crosse
  • lacross
  • exhausts
  • chavous
  • across
  • stauss
  • sloss
  • schloss
  • pross
  • ploss
  • kross
  • krausse
  • krause
  • kloss
  • gloss
  • fross
  • dross
  • cross
  • cros
  • closs
  • clauss
  • bross
  • bloss
  • amoss

How do you pronounce boss?

Pronounce boss as bɔs.

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UK - How to pronounce boss in British English

Sentences with boss


1. Noun, singular or mass
Typically, your boss has to sign off on your log before you leave.

Quotes about boss


1. I'm a spoilt brat. I thought I was just going to walk in and make movies. But I'd been my own boss for so long that all of a sudden to be facing a roomful of people who were niggling over every little scene... I just thought I'd go back and draw my comics and have a happy life.
- Frank Miller

2. They say that war is death's best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thin, incessantly: 'Get it done, get it done.' So you work harder. You get the job done. The boss, however, does not thank you. He asks for more.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

3. The best birthday present I ever got from my grandpa was a skinny black tie. It didn’t come in a bag, a box, or even rolled up in tissue paper. It came wrapped in wisdom. As soon as he gave it to me he said, “A tie would make a stronger impression on your boss if you used it as a blindfold and kidnapped him. That‘s why I bought you a black one.
- Jarod Kintz, American Association for the Advancement of Aardvarks Presents: Dear Natalie

2. boss-eyed

adjective. (British informal) cross-eyed.

3. boss

noun. ['ˈbɑːs, ˈbɔs'] a person responsible for hiring workers.

Synonyms

  • old man
  • guvnor
  • employer

Antonyms

  • bring to
  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember

Etymology

  • baas (Dutch)
  • baes (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • bos (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. boss

noun. ['ˈbɑːs, ˈbɔs'] a person who exercises control and makes decisions.

Synonyms

  • drug lord
  • drug baron

Antonyms

  • ability
  • ride
  • woman

Etymology

  • baas (Dutch)
  • baes (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • bos (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. boss

noun. ['ˈbɑːs, ˈbɔs'] a circular rounded projection or protuberance.

Synonyms

  • projection
  • nailhead
  • knob

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show

Etymology

  • baas (Dutch)
  • baes (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • bos (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. boss

noun. ['ˈbɑːs, ˈbɔs'] a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments.

Synonyms

  • pol
  • politico
  • political boss
  • politician
  • party boss

Antonyms

  • subscript
  • junior
  • affected
  • adscript

Etymology

  • baas (Dutch)
  • baes (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • bos (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. boss

adjective. ['ˈbɑːs, ˈbɔs'] exceptionally good.

Synonyms

  • brag

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • gladden

Etymology

  • baas (Dutch)
  • baes (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • bos (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. boss

verb. ['ˈbɑːs, ˈbɔs'] raise in a relief.

Synonyms

  • block
  • imprint
  • emboss
  • stamp

Antonyms

  • hireling
  • working person
  • scrivener
  • public servant

Etymology

  • baas (Dutch)
  • baes (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • bos (Middle English (1100-1500))
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