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Am I bossy? Absolutely. I don't like to lose, and if I'm told 'no,' then I find another way to get my 'yes.' But I'm a loyal person.
Naomi Campbell

Meaning of "bossy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOSSY

bossy  [ˈbɒsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOSSY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bossy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES BOSSY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of bossy in the English dictionary

The definition of bossy in the dictionary is domineering, overbearing, or authoritarian.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOSSY


drossy
ˈdrɒsɪ
flossy
ˈflɒsɪ
glossy
ˈɡlɒsɪ
lossy
ˈlɒsɪ
Mossi
ˈmɒsɪ
mossy
ˈmɒsɪ
nonglossy
ˌnɒnˈɡlɒsɪ
Ossi
ˈɒsɪ
posse
ˈpɒsɪ
tossy
ˈtɒsɪ
undrossy
ʌnˈdrɒsɪ
xenoglossy
ˈzenəˌɡlɒsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOSSY

boss
boss cocky
boss screen
boss-eyed
bossa nova
bossboy
bossdom
bosset
bossier
bossiest
bossily
bossiness
bossing
bossism
bossnapping
Bossuet
bossyboots
bostangi
bosthoon
boston

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOSSY

classy
Debussy
dressy
embassy
fussy
glassy
grassy
gussy
hissy
hussy
kissy
massy
messy
missy
Passy
pussy
sassy
sissy
Tassy
unfussy

Synonyms and antonyms of bossy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BOSSY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bossy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bossy

Translation of «bossy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOSSY

Find out the translation of bossy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bossy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bossy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

专横的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mandón
570 millions of speakers

English

bossy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गौ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دِكتاتورِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

(ведущий себя) как командир
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mandão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্তৃত্বপ্রি়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autoritaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bossy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

herrisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

威張った
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우두머리 노릇하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bossy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hách dịch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நச்சரித்ததாலோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आळशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

otoriter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autoritario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

apodyktyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

владний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autoritar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυταρχικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

baasspelerig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dominerande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjefete
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bossy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOSSY»

The term «bossy» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.768 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOSSY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bossy

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10 QUOTES WITH «BOSSY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bossy.
1
Nate Berkus
I see it every day: People trying to create a home that somebody else tells them they should have. I don't care if it's a magazine or a bossy friend - when somebody says, 'This is what's elegant, this is what's trendy,' if it doesn't represent you, you're not going to be happy.
2
Naomi Campbell
Am I bossy? Absolutely. I don't like to lose, and if I'm told 'no,' then I find another way to get my 'yes.' But I'm a loyal person.
3
Carrie Coon
I have this idea of myself as this quiet, observant, thoughtful child, which my parents roundly contradict. They claim that I was loud and bossy and dancing all the time.
4
Judi Dench
I would hate people to think bossy is all I can do.
5
Jenny Eclair
My older sister is bossy, my brother is a stirrer and me - well, I am perfect!
6
Mamie Gummer
I was an optimistic person, really bossy, gregarious and outspoken.
7
Star Jones
No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
8
Star Jones
I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds. And I enjoy that. But in my real life, I'm a wife now. You can't really be bossy when you're married.
9
Kiri Te Kanawa
I'm completely in charge of my own life now. Sometimes there's no one there to slap me on the hand and say: 'Stop being so bullish and bossy,' and things like that.
10
Gayle King
I'm the oldest of three girls. My sisters say I can be bossy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOSSY»

Discover the use of bossy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bossy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Bossy Bear
With bold graphic art and hilarious, simple text, this book will have young readers recognizing -- and laughing at -- their own bossy tendencies.
David Horvath, 2007
2
Bossypants
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
Tina Fey, 2011
3
Franklin Is Bossy
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin learns he can't always be in charge.
Paulette Bourgeois, 2011
4
The Saucy Bossy Princess
Even Princesses have bad days, and The Saucy Bossy Princess needs to find out why her friends do not want to play with her and what she can do to fix it.
A. D. Hodge, 2012
5
Bossy Steven
When Elizabeth and Jessica lose a bet to their brother, Steven, they must do his chores for a week, and while Steven gloats, the twins plot their revenge.
Francine Pascal, Molly Mia Stewart, 1991
6
Bartholomew the bossy
Bartholomew Skunk is the most popular boy in his neighborhood until he is elected first president of the new Block Club and starts telling everyone what to do.
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Normand Chartier, 1984
7
Clara and the Bossy
Clara is thrilled when the new girl in class, Madison, wants to be her best friend, but she begins to worry when Madison's comments become more bossy than friendly.
Ruth Ohi, 2006
8
Why Be Bossy?
This series uses child-friendly stories and illustrations to show how conflict situations can be resolved.
Janine Amos, Annabel Spenceley, 2007
9
My Big Sister Is So Bossy She Says You Can't Read This Book
Effi’s got to win that science prize, find a best friend, and get back at Maxey—in just one week! From the Hardcover edition.
Mary Hershey, 2008
10
Christianity in the West: 1400-1700
A study not of the institution of the Church but of Christianity itself, this book explores the Christian people, their beliefs, and their way of life, providing a new understanding of Western Christianity at the time of the Reformation.
John Bossy, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOSSY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bossy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami – review
She is nosy, bossy and interfering. Also always sticking her nose into things where she is not wanted. Amber, Geena and Jas can't cope with it ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Education Reform: Don't Ditch Accountability
As a result, we've had a bossy Uncle Sam insert himself into Common Core, common assessments, teacher evaluations, and much more. «National Review Online, Jul 15»
3
The Ubiquitous Granny-Square Afghan
Elsewhere: This is either a pro-peas piece or an anti-peas piece, but in both cases you have the bossy pants accusation right up top, so, here, ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
4
No-kill animal shelter in Hanna City campaigning for new customers
Inside, most of the cats move freely, with one bossy cat ignoring a caged rabbit to claim a patch of sun on the office chair. Shelter Manager ... «Peoria Journal Star, Jul 15»
5
Jessica Simpson Gives Sis Ashlee Baby Blues
With her pregnancy ready to pop, ASHLEE SIMPSON got ready to explode over older sis Jessica getting bossy about birthing the baby! «The National Enquirer, Jul 15»
6
No U.S. government bailout for Puerto Rico | Letter
Their government is full of parasites and bossy people who think that they are better than their residents. Crime is rampant. As sunny as the ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
7
Child Sense: Summer safety
If your visual child is becoming bossy it may be a sign that they are becoming overwhelmed so perhaps a quiet break or snack is in order. «The Olympian, Jul 15»
8
Lay off Camila Batmanghelidjh – charities wouldn't survive without …
And once you've set up your charity, she found, you have to go on and on nagging, begging, being “autocratic” and being called “bossy” and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
The blessings of a daughter-in-law
Maybe it's just part of the whole shift of power, owing to technology, increasingly being in young hands: a bossy old mother-in-law wouldn't get ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Hugo Boss Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages …
Hugo Boss logo Hugo Boss (OTCMKTS:BOSSY) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are covering the company, ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bossy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bossy>. Nov 2019 ».
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