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boss

noun [C] uk   /bɒs/ us    /bɑːs/

boss noun [C] (MANAGER)

A2 the person who is in charge of an organization and who tells others what to do: She was the boss of a large international company. I started up my own business and now I'm my own boss (= I work for myself and no one tells me what to do).informal Who's the boss (= the person who makes all the important decisions) in your house?

boss noun [C] (DECORATION)

a raised rounded decoration, such as on a shield or a ceiling

boss

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /bɒs/ us    /bɑːs/ informal disapproving
to tell someone what to do all the time: I wish he'd stop bossing me around/about.

boss

adjective uk   /bɒs/ us    /bɑːs/ slang
very good or excellent: It was a boss party.
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