bossy


bossy
bossy1
bossily, adv.bossiness, n.
/baw"see, bos"ee/, adj., bossier, bossiest.
given to ordering people about; overly authoritative; domineering.
[1880-85, Amer.; BOSS1 + -Y1]
Syn. highhanded, officious, dictational; overbearing, abrasive.
bossy2
/baw"see, bos"ee/, adj. bossier, bossiest.
studded with bosses.
[1535-45; BOSS2 + -Y1]
bossy3
/bos"ee, baw"see/, n., pl. bossies.
a familiar name for a cow or calf.
[1835-45, Amer.; BOSS3 + -Y2]

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