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"boss" in American English

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bossnoun [C]

us   /bɔs, bɑs/
the person who is in charge of an organization or a department and who tells others what to do: I’ll ask my boss if I can take the afternoon off.
bossy
adjective us   /ˈbɔ·si, ˈbɑs·i/
disapproving "Move over," she said in a bossy tone.
(Definition of boss from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"boss" in British English

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bossnoun [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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bossverb [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.

bossadjective

uk   /bɒs/ us   /bɑːs/ slang
(Definition of boss from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boss" in Business English

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bossnoun [C]

uk   /bɒs/ us   MANAGEMENT, HR, WORKPLACE
a person who is senior to you at work, especially the person who is your manager: Getting on badly with the boss topped the list of reasons given by workers for leaving their job. my new/old/former boss
informal the person in charge of a company: Now that the company finally has a new boss, investors will be demanding to see a new strategy. company/union/bank bosses
be your own boss
to work for yourself, not for an employer: I always wanted to be self-employed, to be my own boss, and do things the way I thought they should be done.
(Definition of boss from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boss”
in Korean 보스, 상사…
in Arabic مُدير…
in Malaysian ketua besar…
in French patron/-onne…
in Russian начальник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經理, 老闆, 上司…
in Italian capo…
in Turkish patron, işveren…
in Polish szef/owa…
in Spanish jefe, -a, mangonear…
in Vietnamese ông chủ, thủ trưởng…
in Portuguese chefe…
in Thai เจ้านาย…
in German der Chef…
in Catalan cap…
in Japanese ボス, 上司…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经理, 老板, 上司…
in Indonesian majikan…
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