Synonyms of boss in English:

boss

noun

  • he is the boss of a large trading company
    head, head man/woman, top man/woman, chief, principal, director, president, executive, chief executive, chair, chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, manager, manageress, administrator, leader, superintendent, supervisor, foreman, forewoman, overseer, controller, employer, master, owner, proprietor, patron
    informal boss man, number one, kingpin, top dog, bigwig, big cheese, Mister Big, skipper
    British informal gaffer, governor, guv'nor
    North American informal honcho, head honcho, numero uno, padrone, sachem, big wheel, big kahuna, big white chief, high muckamuck
  • verb

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  • you have no right to boss me about
    order about/around, give orders to, dictate to, impose one's will on, lord it over, bully, push around/about, domineer, dominate, ride roughshod over, trample on, try to control, pressurize, browbeat, use strong-arm tactics on; throw one's weight about/around, call the shots, lay down the law
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