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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?
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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.
Translations of “boss”
in Arabic مُدير…
in Korean 보스, 상사…
in Malaysian ketua besar…
in French patron/-onne…
in Turkish patron, işveren…
in Italian capo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經理, 老闆, 上司…
in Russian начальник…
in Polish szef/owa…
in Vietnamese ông chủ, thủ trưởng…
in Spanish jefe…
in Portuguese chefe…
in Thai เจ้านาย…
in German der Chef…
in Catalan cap…
in Japanese ボス, 上司…
in Indonesian majikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经理, 老板, 上司…
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