from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Given to ordering others around; domineering.
- adj. Decorated with raised ornaments.
- n. Informal A cow or calf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering
- n. A cow or calf.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ornamented with bosses; studded.
- n. A cow or calf; -- familiarly so called.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished or ornamented with a boss or bosses.
- Projecting in the round; boldly prominent, as if composed of bosses: said of sculpture, etc.
- Acting like a boss; masterful; domineering.
- n. A familiar name for a cow or calf. See boss .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
From boss3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Diminutive of English dialect boss in boss-calf, buss-calf, for boose-calf, properly, a calf kept in the stall. See boose. (Wiktionary)