Pronunciation of Boss
/bˈɒs/, /bˈɒs/, /b_ˈɒ_s/
Synonyms for boss:
executive officer, businesswoman, chairperson, a-one, chief executive, coordinator, taskmistress, dictator, entrepreneur, director general, micromanager, interlocutor, tycoon, industrialist, demagogue, pied piper, foreperson, treasurer, ceo, domineer, point person, vice president, taipan, blue-ribbon, captain of industry, power broker, EXEC, account executive, trustee, dealmaker, V.P., chairwoman, middleman, executive secretary, trade, supremo, topnotch, SUPT, higher up, VEEP, chairman, tophole, topflight, autocrat, potentate, wear the pants or trousers, power structure, handler, line manager, businessperson, executive director, oppressor, forewoman, employer, businessman, developer, dealer, tyrant, capitalist, ombudsman, ambassador, road manager, deputy, middle manager, company man, managing director, magnate, straw boss, controller, hierarch.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
tribal chief, headman.
general, executive, governor, foreman, supervisor, ringleader, manager, baron, superintendent, director, commander, officer, administrator, warden, king, dean, ruler, overlord, ringmaster, mayor, leader, commandant, conductor, chief, captain, magistrate, overseer, queen, band master, taskmaster.
manager over other employees (noun)
slave driver (noun)
sovereign, star, prima donna, prize winner, virtuoso, exceller, superior, paragon, winner, premier, superman, victor, aristocracy, wonderwoman, champion, president, elite, superwoman, prodigy, nobility, champ.
captain of industry.
control; command (verb)
Usage examples for boss:
- Well, I boss my own show, at any rate. - "The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land", Ralph Connor.
- If it is anything, it is that- up there- I am boss. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.
- To this day he will tell you: 'He done it, suah, boss. - "The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Walter Lynwood Fleming.