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
First Impression: Lucinda is described as a bossy know-it-all who demands to know everything about everyone.
"Little girls are called bossy," she told the audience on Jan. 27.
However, they are often described as bossy, spoiled and lonely, reports the Globe and Mail.
First Impression: Nellie is described as a bossy, snotty, and selfish blond with ringlets, much like character Nellie Oleson of TV’s Little House on the Prairie.
May I remind you of what Avigdor lieberman said, a man you describe on this page as 'a vile fascist ', (and it is you who complain of being called a bossy official, which is all gauleiter means).
First Impression: Some think Judith is self-confident and strong, but others call her bossy and opinionated.
Well hell Greggy Hitch got the Tory part right and if you want to be called a bossy pain in the arse instead of a fascist well Hell, be my guest.
Internally, too, she quelled her "bossy" self to cultivate a "breezy, natural sense of sweetness."
A recent Girl Scouts study revealed that young women avoid leadership roles for fear they'll be labeled "bossy"; another survey found they are four times less likely than men to negotiate a first salary.
Among the over one hundred women I interviewed, for every paean to an older sister who was protective and devoted, I heard one described as "bossy" or "judgmental."