• (America) IPA: /ˈbɔsi/
  • (cot-caught merger, Canada) IPA: /ˈbɑsi/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɒsi/, /ˈbɒsɪ/

bossy (comparative bossier, superlative bossiest)

  1. Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
Synonyms Translations Noun

bossy (plural bossies)

  1. (US, informal, dated) A cow or calf.
    • about 1900, O. Henry, Hygeia at the Solito
      A week before, while riding the prairies, Raidler had come upon a sick and weakling calf deserted and bawling. Without dismounting he had reached and slung the distressed bossy across his saddle, and dropped it at the ranch for the boys to attend to.


  1. Ornamented with bosses; studded.

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