nounAustralian /NZ informal
A minor overseer or foreman.
More example sentences
- With the bleak days of the Depression only a little behind, men who had known relief camps and pannikin bosses had no zest for more mud or for Army sergeants.
- What do we see today in the new Devonport mall? Four men and a host of machinery, and that's not counting the "pannikin bosses".